Northern Kentucky homeless to be counted

NORTHERN KENTUCKY (FOX19) - The Northern Kentucky Area Development District will be conducting a 24-hour count of the homeless in the area.

The count will take place starting January 27, starting at midnight and lasting until 11:59 pm.

Various shelters, city streets, and places not meant for human habitation throughout Northern Kentucky will be inspected to count the homeless men, women and children. The count will also include precariously housed Northern Kentuckians, defined as people living in substandard housing conditions, doubled- or tripled-up with family or friends, or expecting eviction within seven days.

The count will also count staffs of organizations and volunteers serving the homeless.

This count will be used to help determine how much funding will be available for homeless assistance in the state.  In addition, the count helps assess progress under Kentucky's Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness and provides important information for updating the plan.

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