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Report Reveals Reduced Homeless Population in Long Beach

A collaborative initiative decreases individuals living on the street by 12 percent.

A report was released Wednesday revealing that the homeless population in Downtown Long Beach decreased from 345 to 303, down 12 percent since 2009.

Photo courtesy Associated Press
Photo courtesy Associated Press

The initiative, Long Beach Connections, is a member of the 100,000 Homes Campaign, a national program to move vulnerable homeless persons into permanent housing.

Volunteers interviewed the homeless individuals with a six-page survey which would create a registry to log the population and determine individuals' level of vulnerability.

The Long Beach program is led by People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), Mental Health America (MHA) of Long Beach and the city's Homeless Services Division.

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