Higher numbers could be attributed to warmer winter
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 27, 2017) — Louisville’s 2017 Homeless Street Count on Thursday counted 156 homeless individuals. More than 300 volunteers participated in the event, the highest total in the history of the count, which is coordinated by the Coalition for the Homeless and conducted each year in January.
The 2017 count number is up from last year’s total of 112, an increase that could be attributed to a milder winter and to an increase in volunteers—up from 280 last year.
Those living in shelters are counted on the same night in order to create a total one night count of the homeless in Louisville. The full report reflecting the total homeless numbers on a single night and the 2016 Census will be released in the spring.