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New count shows smaller homeless population in Washtenaw County

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  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. 

Point in Time Count in Washtenaw County | Create infographics

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

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