Almost 1,000 volunteers showed up this year to participate in SKCHH’s One Night Count of homeless in King County.
Here are the stats from this year’s count (to see the pdf report, click here):
There was a 5% decrease from last year — from 2,827 in 2009 to 2,759 in 2010. SKCHH attributes this to an increase in awareness of homelessness, as well as an increase in available services. To celebrate, it looks like their website got an upgrade — go check it out.
The unsheltered number released this morning does not include the estimated 5,800 people staying in emergency shelter and transitional housing overnight.
Here are the results from the 2009 ONC (which showed a 2% increase from 2008):