Arlington’s Homeless Population Reduced

Published April 21, 2016

Thanks to the efforts of several organizations throughout the area, Arlington County reports that the number of homeless individuals in the county has been reduced by 64% since 2013. In particular, the county referred to:

  • 100 Homes: “A community effort [campaign] that included non-profit partners in a collaboration with County staff to house our most vulnerable homeless persons.”
  • Zero 2016: “A national campaign to end veteran and chronic homelessness in the next two years.”
  • A-SPAN: “A non-profit group which seeks to meet the needs of local homeless people.”
  • Continuum of Care: “A core network of interconnected programs and services (called a Continuum of Care, or CoC) to assist people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.”

The Shooshan Company supports any efforts to aid the community and are always happy to share positive information.

The Arlington County press release, reads:

“For the third consecutive year, the number of persons who are homeless in Arlington has dropped, down 27 percent in January 2016 as compared to January 2015. The data comes from the community’s annual Point-in-Time Count. The total for the 2016 count was 174, down from 239 in 2015. Overall, the number of homeless Arlingtonians counted has dropped 64 percent since 2013…”

The full press release can be seen here.


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