Sunday, July 5, 2015

San Jose Homelessness Drops to Lowest Level in a Decade

Finally some good news regarding homelessness. The headline says it all, the San Jose homeless population has declined to its lowest level in ten years. There was a 14% drop in homelessness across all of Santa Clara County over the past two years, and the city of San Jose fared even better with a 15% drop. In 2013 there were 4,770 homeless living in San Jose and now that number has dropped to 4,063. Those living in homeless encampments such as the infamous "Jungle" have dropped from 1,230 to 778, a 38% improvement. There was also a 12% decrease in those that are chronically homeless (versus temporary homeless).

The overall numbers are still not fantastic, but at least we are moving in the right direction.

Source: The Merc

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