Posted: Nov 1, 2013 10:47 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
The Homeless Services Oversight Council has released the results of its Point-in-Time Count and Survey of Homeless Persons for 2013.
According to the findings, 2,186 people were homeless for a 24-hour period in January of 2013 in San Luis Obispo County. Analysts estimate 3,497 people were homeless at some point in the course of the year. Of those people, 89% didn't stay in a shelter, which is the same percentage researchers found during the 2011 count.
Ultimately, the study found the number of people who meet the definition of homeless has increased by about 3% since 2011.
According to annual school data, there has also been an increase in the number of children who don't have stable housing.
The findings also show the majority of homeless people are from the area.
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