NUMBER OF HOMELESS IN SIOUX CITY ON THE RISE

SIOUX CITY—SIOUX CITY’S HOMELESS NUMBERS CONTINUE TO RISE.

THE SIOUXLAND COALITION TO END HOMELESSNESS, ALONG WITH THE CITY, CONDUCTED THE ANNUAL POINT IN TIME COUNT LAST WEDNESDAY.

SCEH PRESIDENT SUSAN MCGUIRE SAYS THIS SNAPSHOT COUNTED SHELTERED AND UNSHELTERED HOMELESS PERSONS ON A SINGLE NIGHT.

MCGUIRE SAYS THIS EVENT IS REQUIRED TO RECEIVE FUNDING FOR HOMELESS ACTIVITIES FROM THE OFFICE OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT.

INFORMATION ON WHETHER THE CITY WILL RECEIVE HUD FUNDING WILL BE KNOWN IN THE SPRING OR SUMMER.

IN 2008, 271 WERE HOMELESS, 2009-289, 2010-308 AND THIS YEAR, 366.

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