Annual New Hampshire count shows drop in homelessness
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The overall number of people experiencing homelessness in New Hampshire is dropping, though four of the state’s 10 counties saw increases in recent years, according to a report released Wednesday by a nonprofit advocacy group.
The New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness draws on state and federal data for its annual report. Its comparison of the annual “point in time” counts show the overall number of people experiencing homelessness decreased by 5% to 1,382 from January 2017 to January 2019, but the numbers went up in Carroll, Cheshire Coos and Hillsborough counties. And while the number of families and veterans experiencing homelessness decreased, the number of homeless students increased by 12% to 3,993.