DC reports lowest number of homeless residents in 17 years

4/21/2022 9:26:00 PM

The number of displaced people living in Washington, D.C., has reached its lowest level in 17 years, falling nearly 17% since the mayor enacted a plan to combat homelessness in 2015.

The number of displaced people living in Washington, D.C., has reached its lowest level in 17 years, falling nearly 17% since the mayor enacted a plan to combat homelessness in 2015.

The number of displaced people living in Washington, D.C., has reached its lowest level in 17 years, falling nearly 17% since the mayor enacted a plan to combat homelessness in 2015.

Roughly 4,440 people were unhoused in the district as of January 2022, roughly a 14% decline from the year before and the lowest number on record since 2005, according to the mayor’s annual “point-in-time” count released on Thursday.ArrowRight Bowser said the count, conducted Jan.Police say the victim says he was walking away from his workplace in the 2500 block of Cobbs Ford Road at about 8 p.© 2022 EHM Productions, Inc.

The number is a significant drop from the 8,400 homeless people counted in 2015, which prompted Mayor Muriel Bowser to implement a plan to reduce homelessness in the nation’s capital.“While we are proud of these results, we know there’s more work to do," Bowser said in a statement obtained by the Washington Examiner.The 2016 point-in-time count, conducted after Bowser began implementing Homeward DC, her strategic plan to fight homelessness, found about 8,400 homeless people."We know that the pandemic has changed the way people experience homelessness, including more people living in encampments, and we need to be responsive to those changes.Police say he ran to his girlfriend’s car in the parking lot, but he didn’t realize he’d been shot until he was in the car." NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TO CLEAR TWO DC HOMELESS CAMPS Family homelessness also saw a 14% decline over the last year, as well as a 12% decline among single adults, Bowser said.Chronic homelessness declined by 26 percent among families and 22 percent among single adults, according to the count.The lower numbers are partly due to the mayor’s Homeward D.

C.” “While we are proud of these results, we know there’s more work to do,” Bowser said in a statement.Police say they believe this was not a random act and that the victim was targeted.strategy, initiated in 2016, which aims to provide short-term family shelters throughout the district and help residents in homeless encampments find housing.Family homelessness has decreased 78% since 2016.”.“While I am proud of the work we do to connect District residents to affordable housing, I am especially proud of the system by which we welcome people home — it’s a system consistent with our District values in that it is centered in human dignity,” said Laura Green Zeilinger, services director for the D.C.

Department of Human Services.“Our residents are deserving of a safe and stable place to call home and we are dedicated to making that vision a reality.” The point-in-time count, an annual census of homeless people in the district, has elicited criticism from advocates who argue the numbers, which are collected on one day in January each year, don’t include those who are temporarily staying with someone else during cold winter nights.The U.S.

Government Accountability Office has also expressed concerns with the city’s strategy, noting it could lead to undercounts, according to a report released in 2020.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER The newly released numbers follow months of unrest among the district’s homeless community, particularly as city officials have reported increased attacks on homeless people, and the National Park Service announced last month it would clear at least two encampments located on federal land, leaving the city government scrambling to find a new place for its inhabitants.In her most recent budget proposal for fiscal year 2023, Bowser requested that $31 million be allocated toward ending chronic homelessness and providing permanent housing, according to the mayor’s office.The budget also seeks $114.6 million for renovations to homeless shelters in Washington, D.

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