Maryland Sees Drop in Rates of Homelessness

homelessThe results of the state’s 2019 Point-in-Time Count show a decline 9.4 percent decline in homelessness since 2017.

From Nottingham MD:

Conducted by the state’s 16 designated Continuums of Care and supported by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, the Point-in-Time Count is a count and survey of homeless persons on a single night in January by local homelessness service providers. The count serves as a snapshot of the scope and scale of homelessness in Maryland’s communities and is required as a condition of funding by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The article also notes a 14.8% decline in chronic homelessness and a 14.8% decline in veteran homelessness.

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Governor Hogan announces drop in homelessness rate in Maryland (Nottingham MD)