From the Santa Monica Mirror:
The City of Santa Monica announced a five percent decrease in homeless individuals on Monday night. The findings of the Citywide 2014 Homeless Count were released at the Social Services Commission meeting.
More than 250 community volunteers and City staff covered each street in Santa Monica on the night of Jan. 29, 2014 – a total of 226 linear miles – to tally homeless individuals they encountered as well cars, RVs, tents, and boxes in which someone appeared to be living.
Homeless individuals in shelters, jails, motels, and hospitals were simultaneously counted by staff at each facility in the City.
The point-in-time homeless count found 742 individuals, a decrease from 780 (5 percent) in 2013.
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