Report: Overall homelessness count unchanged in past year
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A nonprofit advocacy group says the number of people experiencing homelessness in New Hampshire was unchanged over the past year, but that there’s an increase in the number of children identified as homeless in the public school system.
The New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness said Wednesday that statewide, the number of students experiencing homelessness increased from 3,350 students in 2015-2016 to 4,043 students in 2017-2018.
Data indicates that the overall number of people experiencing homelessness remains up 10 percent from 2016.
Coalition director Cathy Kuhn says while it is true that thousands of people in New Hampshire are touched by homelessness each year, the state’s numbers are not insurmountable. She said ending homelessness in the state is possible.