Homeless Population in Milwaukee to be Counted

Milwaukee has a goal to end homelessness in ten years’ time.

Wednesday evening volunteers, city workers, and police will help get a count of the homeless population by what they call a "point in time count."

This allows the city to make specific requests for funding as it tries to get every woman, man and child off the streets.

Homeless numbers have gone down from 1,500 in 2015 to just under 1,400 last year.

“So our efforts are being noticed. We're making some great strides, but the work's not done and we have a whole lot of work to do," says Nancy Esteves from the Institute for Community Alliances.

The homeless count will take place both Wednesday and Thursday night. Several warming shelters will be open so people can talk with liaisons face-to-face on how to best get the help they need to secure a roof over their head.

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