Clark County Homeless Population Is Rising

Clark County’s homeless population is growing. The final tally of the 2014 homeless count was 9,417. That's up 28 percent from the year before. The homeless count is a point-in-time count done over two days in January. This total is the highest since 2011.

According to the census, at least 36,000 Nevadans experienced homelessness at some point during the year. Homeless counts were also up in cities like Seattle, Boston, and New York. Clark County’s peak homeless count was 2009 when officials counted 13,388 homeless.

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