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Homeless Count Shows Increase

Home­less­ness increased dra­mat­i­cally from 2013 to 2014 in north­west Ohio.

At the end of Jan­u­ary, the North­west Ohio Com­mu­nity Action Com­mis­sion and the North­west Ohio Hous­ing Coali­tion con­ducted the point-in-time count of home­less indi­vid­u­als and those at risk for home­less­ness.

The count was held on Jan­u­ary 28th, which just hap­pened to be one of the cold­est days on record in north­west Ohio.

The count found 302 home­less peo­ple in our area, includ­ing 44 fam­i­lies. The count was con­ducted in Williams, Defi­ance, Ful­ton, Henry, Pauld­ing, and Van Wert coun­ties.

In 2013, there were only 157 peo­ple counted.

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