Homelessness declined in Indiana according to the latest national estimate by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
In Indiana, local communities reported that 5,438 persons experienced homelessness on a single night in 2017. According to HUD officials, that is decrease of 6.2 percent (or 360 persons) since last year.
The number of homeless families with children dropped 8.1 % from a year ago in Indiana. That is roughly a 159 person decrease.
Meanwhile, local communities in Indiana report the number of long-term chronic homelessness in the Indiana fell 8.8 %.
Veteran homelessness declined by 48 or 7.2% since 2016 and by nearly 20% since 2010.