Homeless population declines by over 55 percent in Southern Tier

ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - A new study says the number of homeless people has decreased by over 55 percent in the Southern Tier from 2016 to 2017. 

The report, conducted by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Agency (HUD), is based on a single night in January 2017.

Agencies reported 226 people were homeless. 

189 were located in emergency shelters, or transitional housing programs, while 37 were unsheltered.

The report also states that there was a 70 percent decline in unsheltered or "street" homelessness, and a 94 percent decline in chronic homelessness.


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