Homelessness drops 2 percent in US since last year
WASHINGTON - The number of homeless people in the U.S. has declined slightly since last year. That's even as communities face shrinking federal budgets and a shortage of affordable housing.
A Department of Housing and Urban Development survey says nearly 565,000 people were homeless at the time of the count, on a single night in the last week of January.
HUD says that's down 2 percent, from 578,000 the previous year.
More than 47,000 veterans were homeless, down by about 4 percent from last year.
The report shows the least progress was in the number of people who are chronically homeless. That number declined 1 percent to 83,000.
Since 2010, the total number of homeless people has dropped more than 11 percent from 637,077.
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