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Results of survey finds Vermont homelessness down 15.5%

May 27, 2019

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The annual survey of homelessness in Vermont says the number of people who were homeless on one night in January was down 15.5% over last year.

The 2019 Point-in-Time Count Report was released earlier this month by the Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness and the Chittenden County Homeless Alliance.

The survey, which was conducted on Jan. 23, found that 1,089 Vermonters were homeless that day. That represented a decrease of 202 people over the 2018 count.

The Point-in-Time Count allows local communities and state policy makers to understand the current problems of homelessness, target limited funding to appropriate housing and services, and track progress in reducing homelessness.

Among other findings, the survey determined that 245 homeless people were under age 18, the same percentage as 2018.

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