South Dakota Saw Huge Drops In Homelessness, Yet Record Number Of Kids Need Homes. This Could Change ThatHousing & Homelessness Poverty & Family Economics
By Eleanor Goldberg
South Dakota saw some of the biggest drops in homelessness across a number of demographics last year. Yet advocates say they still have their work cut out for them and are developing solutions to get more help and funding.
Overall homelessness in South Dakota declined by 19.1 percent last year, according to Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) figures. And the number of people living in shelters that are considered “unfit” for habitation — which includes cars and abandoned buildings — plummeted by a whopping 83.8 percent…