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New data show homelessness dropped early this year, HUD says, but problems persist

Housing & Homelessness
Poverty & Family Economics

Washington Post
By Lisa Rein

New figures released by the Department of Housing and Urban Development Thursday show that 564,708 people were homeless on a night in January of this year, a 2 percent drop from 2014.

HUD officials said the decline, of a total of 11 percent since 2007, is an encouraging sign that the Obama administration is succeeding in its five-year-old goal of preventing and ending homelessness and ending what the government calls chronic homelessness by 2017…

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