Report: On any given night, there are 835 people homeless in Rochester area


A new report shows startling figures on the number of homeless people in the Rochester area and across New York.

The report from the National Alliance to End Homelessness shows that on any given night, there are approximately 835 people without a home in Monroe County.

Statewide, 91,897 people have no place to go, according to the report, which puts New York tied with Hawaii for the highest rate of homelessness per 10,000 people in the United States. California had the highest total homeless population at 129,972.

At the same time, New York leads the way in beds at emergency shelters with more than 82,000 available in 2018, the report finds. However, California has more options for permanent and transitional housing.

Nationwide, the number of homeless individuals increased for a third straight year in 2018.

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