The number of homeless adults living on the streets in Montgomery County has dropped by nearly 14 percent, according to a federally mandated homeless census that was taken earlier this year.
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Point-in-Time Homeless Persons Count is mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The latest count for Montgomery County was taken during the evening of Jan. 22 and the early morning hours of Jan. 23.
Montgomery County statistics on single adults
Sheltered Single Adults (unaccompanied adults in emergency shelters):
2013 - 403
2012 - 388
2011 - 393
2010 - 396
Unsheltered single adults:
2013 - 56
2012 - 65
2011 - 38
2010 - 26
*Source is Housing and Homeless Solutions for Montgomery County’s Office of Family and Children First and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.