Study finds homelessness in Erie County has decreased

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Homelessness in Erie County has decreased over the last year, according to a new study.

Director of the Erie City Mission, Darrell Smith, said the decrease in homelessness show the positive effort organizations have been making to combat the problem and it’s a group effort that has made the difference.

“With the shelters, the support services, Stairways, Erie County Care Management, I think we’re doing a better job of finding our people who are homeless and struggling and trying to get them plugged into the right resources,” Smith said.

Smith said despite the decrease in homelessness in Erie, the number of children living in homeless families has seen an increase over the past year. 

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