Report Shows a 78 Percent Increase in Family Homelessness.
Family homelessness increased by 78 percent from 2008 to 2009, the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention said today. The 2009 Indianapolis Homeless Count shows that 213 families were homeless on Jan. 29, the date on which the count was held in Indianapolis. That was up from 120 families in January 2008. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that every community receiving federal funds for programs to aid the homeless must conduct a count every two years during the last two weeks of January. Since 2007, the coalition has performed the count annually, partnering with the Indiana University Center for Health Policy to do so.
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