Wyoming's homeless population continues to rise

Homeless people living along the Santa Ana Riverbed in Orange County. Nov. 10 2017

It's hard to pinpoint exactly how much our local homeless population has grown.

- In Illinois, local communities reported that 10,798 persons experienced homelessness on a single night in 2017, a decrease of 6.8 percent ( or 792 persons ) since past year and a decrease of 25 percent ( or 3,597 ) since 2010. The number of unsheltered population is up by almost 10 percent compared to two years ago.

That said, the results of our count did grow at a higher rate than the rest of the United States, with the unsheltered count going up 21 percent and overall count of people experiencing homelessness growing by around 8.5 percent.

-Fourth in the percentage of people in homeless families who are unsheltered, 18.4 percent. The number dropped in the following years, but has never returned to the lower numbers seen before 2011.

-Fourth in the number of homeless individuals (as opposed to those in families), 7,571.

The nation's homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge in the number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and other West Coast cities.

The numbers come from an annual report to Congress, released Wednesday, that is based on HUD-mandated "point in time" counts done every January in 3,000 cities and counties across America.

Butler said he was in transitional housing - a type of program that prepares people for permanent homes - for a while but mostly has lived on the streets for the past couple of years.

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The report also says the number of homeless veterans in the state is down.

- On a single night in January 2017, 864 veterans were experiencing homelessness.

"In many high-cost areas of our country, especially along the West Coast, the severe shortage of affordable housing is manifesting itself on our streets", said HUD Secretary Ben Carson.

- 10,798 people were homeless representing an overall decrease of 792 individuals or 6.8 percent from 2016 and a 25 percent decrease since 2010.

One of the major consequences of the homeless explosion in the West Coast is a deadly hepatitis A outbreak that prompted California officials to declare a state of emergency two months ago.

That put to an end six straight years of decline from 2010, when 637,000 Americans were homeless.

Places where the numbers went down included Atlanta, Philadelphia, Miami, the Denver area and Hawaii, which declared a statewide homelessness emergency in 2015.

The number of unaccompanied homeless youth and children in 2017 is estimated to be 408. This year, HUD and local communities launched a more intense effort to more accurately account for this important, hard to count population.

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