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Point-in-time survey counts 166 homeless in Howard
Point-in-time survey counts 166 homeless in Howard

A point-in-time survey of Howard County's homeless population showed shrinking numbers for a third year in a row, according to a recent report.  The 2015 count, conducted on Jan. 26, found 166 homeless individuals living in the county. Last year's survey counted 170 homeless people.  The survey, which is held annually in communities across the nation, represents a snapshot of the number of people living in transitional and emergency shelters, as well as those who live without shelter -- outdoors or in a car -- on a single day. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires the survey as a pre-requisite for some grant...