Charlotte homeless population down 17 percent, report says

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A new report reveals that the homeless population in the Charlotte area has fallen by 17 percent.

On Jan. 29, researchers counted how many homeless people they met during a 24-hour period and they then compared that data to the previous year, according to WSOC.

Researchers said by actually going into shelters and walking down streets they’re able to see who specifically is most affected by homelessness.

But they found more homeless veterans this year, from 120 to 157.

The federal government requires every community to compile these reports every year.

Source: WSOC