Overall Rate of Homelessness in Virginia Declines; Corrected Data Available

Overall Rate of Homelessness in Virginia Declines; Corrected Data Available

RICHMOND, VA – January 17, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Virginia experienced a 7.2 percent decrease in homelessness from 2010 to 2012 according to data collected by communities. The number of persons in families with children experiencing homelessness declined by nearly 11 percent and the number of individuals experiencing homelessness declined by nearly 5 percent. However, the number of individuals experiencing chronic homelessness – individuals living with mental illness, co-occurring disorders, and chronic health conditions – increased slightly by 1 percent.

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