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Report: Homelessness Among Families On The Rise In N.H.

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Todd Bookman
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A new report from a federal housing agency singled out New Hampshire as one of the states that saw the largest increase in homelessness among families with children. 

According to a point-in-time count done in New Hampshire at the beginning of this year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says 680 people were identified as being homeless as part of a family with children. That was up by more than 100, or more than 25 percent, from the year before.

At the same time, the report found that New Hampshire might be improving when it comes to addressing homelessness among individuals – the number of people on their own without a stable place to live fell by more than 50 percent from 2016.

Overall, HUD’s newly released homelessness data also estimated that roughly 11 in every 10,000 people in New Hampshire were experiencing homelessness, in a shelter or elsewhere, in 2017. That, too, was an increase from the previous year.

You can read the full report and explore the rest of HUD's homelessness data for 2017 here.

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