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Utah homelessness drops, but number of homeless schoolchildren is up

Housing & Homelessness
Poverty & Family Economics

Deseret News

By Marjorie Cortez

The numbers of chronically homeless Utahns are so low, service providers and government officials know them by name. And family homelessness is down 10 percent from a year ago, a new state report says.

But the report also indicates the number of homeless Utah schoolchildren increased slightly from a year ago and notes a wide disparity between the homeless counts led by the state Department of Workforce Services and that of the Utah State Office of Education…

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