Volunteers count county’s homeless

Hundreds of volunteers fanned out across San Diego County Friday morning to count the region’s homeless.

The San Diego County Regional Task Force on the Homeless organized the annual count, which began around 5 a.m. and was expected to last until 8 a.m.

The tally is used to help the county receive federal money to address homeless issues.

Last year, 9,020 people were found to be living in shelters or on the street countywide, an increase of nearly 6 percent over the prior year, according to the task force.

Slightly more than half of the total number of homeless last year were living unsheltered.

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Posted by Maureen Robertson on Jan 27 2012. Filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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