VIDEO: Results of Annual Count of Homeless Announced

The annual count of San Diego County’s homeless population found 9,116 people living on the streets or in shelters, a 5 percent increase from last year.

Results were released Thursday from the Point-in-Time Count held in the early morning hours of January 27, 2017. The effort is organized by the Regional Task Force on the Homeless, currently chaired by County Supervisor Ron Roberts.

The annual count helps determine the number and location of homeless people in the San Diego region and is critical in securing about $18 million in federal funding for needed housing and services.

Additional figures from the Point-in-Time Count can be found on the Regional Task Force on the Homeless website.

Suzanne Bartole is a multimedia designer with the County of San Diego Communications Office.