Number of Homeless in Va. Down Nearly 8 Percent - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Number of Homeless in Va. Down Nearly 8 Percent

Posted: Updated:
(Photo: MGN) (Photo: MGN)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - State officials say the number of homeless Virginians decreased by nearly 8 percent in the last year to 7,020 people.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office says the decrease follows several years of focused work on tackling homelessness in Virginia.

The numbers are based on data collected in a 24-hour snapshot of homelessness and compiled by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.

The state saw a nearly 11 percent drop in family homelessness to 877 families.

Virginia also saw veteran homelessness fall 14 percent to 617 veterans.


Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service