New count shows smaller homeless population in Washtenaw County
The most recent count of Washtenaw County's homeless population through the Point in Time Count showed a 24 percent decrease in the number of people on the streets and in shelters since 2013.
Below is a graph of the change in the homeless population of Washtenaw over the last three Point in Time Counts.
This year's count is especially important, because the county only has one year to end veteran homelessness to meet it's goal as a part of the national Zero:2016 Campaign.
"It's really going to take a targeted effort, but I think it's definitely attainable," Amanda Carlisle of the Washtenaw Housing Alliance said.
You can view this year's full reporthere.
--Paige Pfleger, Michigan Radio Newsroom