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Council for Homeless annual report finds success stories, challenges facing service providers

By Dylan Jefferies, Columbian staff writer
Published: July 18, 2022, 6:05am
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Colorful summer flower baskets hang from units at Living Hope Safe Stay Community on Thursday afternoon. The number of households experiencing homelessness in Clark County increased by 1.6 percent from 2020 to 2021, but the number of people new to homelessness fell by 8 percent, a testament to the effectiveness of federal and state efforts to keep people from falling into homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Council for the Homeless' 2021 Homeless Crisis Response System Report, which was published this month.
Colorful summer flower baskets hang from units at Living Hope Safe Stay Community on Thursday afternoon. The number of households experiencing homelessness in Clark County increased by 1.6 percent from 2020 to 2021, but the number of people new to homelessness fell by 8 percent, a testament to the effectiveness of federal and state efforts to keep people from falling into homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Council for the Homeless' 2021 Homeless Crisis Response System Report, which was published this month. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

Did homelessness increase in Clark County in 2021?

While the number of households experiencing homelessness increased by 1.6 percent from 2020 to 2021, the number of people new to homelessness fell by 8 percent, a testament to the effectiveness of federal and state efforts to keep people from falling into homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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