Decrease in Number of Florida Homeless

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A new state survey shows the number of homeless people in Florida is dropping.

The Department of Children and Families reported Monday that a recent survey found that just over 45,000 Floridians did not have a permanent residence.

That was a 17.5 percent drop from the previous year. The 2012 survey showed that nearly 55,000 people were homeless.

State officials contend that the drop in the number of homeless is a sign that the state's economy is improving. DCF officials said there were more than 60,000 homeless back in 2007.

DCF said that the survey is the result of a one-day count. It is taken from counts of the number of people in homeless shelters as well a survey taken from homeless camps, soup kitchens and other places.


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