Stories tagged with: Homeless Count

January 23, 2013 - 3:17pm
3 years 26 weeks ago

An army of volunteers took to the streets to find homeless in our area.

Between 75-90 volunteers took part in the point in time count to help count homeless in our area. The group covered all of Zanesville and traveled to the outlying areas of Dresden and Frazeysburg. During the count nine unsheltered homeless were located.

"Last year I think it was between 20 to 25. It might have been up to 30," explained Salvation Army Shelter Manger Karen Walker. "That has...

January 24, 2012 - 10:06pm
4 years 26 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Continuum of Care along with local volunteers take to the streets to count the homeless in the county.

The count is required each year by the U-S Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Tuesday night, volunteers from around the area went in search of the homeless, and provided them with food and other supplies.

Co-chair of the project, Theresa Antal said along with the number of homeless people in the county rising, the support from the community...

January 19, 2012 - 11:46am
4 years 27 weeks ago

Federal funding for homelessness prevention rose in the last few years and while it won't be cut altogether this year its funding will be slashed.

Those cuts to funding can effect the number of homeless being helped in our area and could boost the number of people living on the streets. Those trends are what the Muskingum County Continuum of Care will be looking at during its annual homeless count.

"Sometimes you're just talking about minor things like people that can't...

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