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Homelessness

Homelessness is costly to individuals and their communities. A safe, decent, stable place to live is a basic need. Retaining or finding a job is extremely difficult for a person experiencing homelessness and homeless children face challenges with school attendance and educational performance.

According to preliminary data, at least 7,509 people in Minnesota were homeless on January 22, 2015, when an annual point-in-time count was conducted. Compared to the prior year, this represents a 10 percent reduction.

Due to the difficulty of counting those persons who are living in the streets, in cars, under bridges, or in abandoned buildings, the homeless count likely underestimates the number of persons experiencing homelessness in Minnesota.

This document (.xlsx) provides the indicator data in table format.
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