Kansas City Starts Official Homeless Count

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Officials are fanning out across the city on Wednesday to take a formal count of Kansas City’s homeless population.

The twice-yearly (January and July) count is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and is used as a tool to support strategic planning aimed at reducing homelessness across in the country.

Kansas City is expected to complete the city’s homeless count on Wednesday.

According to the Mid-America Regional Council, there were an estimated 12,000 homeless people in Kansas City in 2009 – the last year numbers are available.



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