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Published on May 26, 2023
Sonoma County Reports 22% Decrease in Homeless Population

Sonoma County recently announced a 22% decrease in homelessness compared to the previous year, from 2,893 in 2022 to 2,266 this year. This marks the largest decrease the county has experienced since 2015. Notably, the officials executed a significant camp sweep along the Joe Rodota Trail just three days before the count, raising questions about the inclusion of those individuals in the count. The county also observed a 24% drop in the number of individuals classified as "chronically homeless" and a significant decline in youth homelessness. Although the Bay Area saw an overall increase in homelessness according to a McKinsey report, the exact numbers may vary across cities and counties. Continue reading on SFist →

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