Without Enough Affordable Housing, Homelessness In Dallas Is Getting Worse

According to a new report, the homeless population is also getting older and homeless families with children are staying homeless for longer.

By Stephanie KuoMarch 22, 2018 12:30 pm, , ,

From KERA:

The number of people sleeping on the streets across parts of North Texas continues to grow, according to the results of the annual homeless “point-in-time” count, which took place in January.

The Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance presented the count’s findings Wednesday at its State of the Homeless Address.

It found that overall homelessness – which includes everyone on the street, in emergency shelters, safe havens and transitional housing – has increased over the past year by 9 percent. That means there are 4,140 people on any given night in Dallas and Collin counties who don’t have a stable place to live.

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