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Homeless survey likely to find more seniors and children

Published on January 3, 2023 at 1:12 pm

Changing Homelessness, the lead homeless prevention agency for Clay, Duval and Nassau counties, is seeking volunteers for an annual federally mandated survey of unsheltered people in the three counties.

With the past two years of survey results limited by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2023 Point in Time count will be “especially critical,” according to Dawn Gilman, CEO of the nonprofit.

“We have started to see some shifts in our system,” she said, and a full count “is the best way for us to see how widespread it is. The changes we are watching closely are a rapid increase of people 55-plus living on the streets and families with young children.”

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