Federal report: Homelessness down slightly in WI


October 31, 2014


MADISON A federal report says the number of homeless people has declined slightly in Wisconsin.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development report to Congress comes from a one-night count by local homeless advocacy agencies. Wisconsin's report says the number of homeless people declined nearly 1 percent this year compared to 2013 and dropped about 4 percent from 2010.

The State Journal (http://bit.ly/1rFZ7Hg ) reports there were 6,055 homeless people in Wisconsin during the January count. A brighter spot might be the number of homeless veterans in Wisconsin, which declined 10 percent from last year.


Associated Press