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(WASHINGTON) — Homelessness is down by 2 percent from last year and down 11 percent from 2010, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Department announced Thursday.  

The report is the latest national one-night estimate of homelessness, which highlights a continuing decline across the nation over time.

The study showed that there has been a 26 percent drop in the unsheltered homeless population since 2010.

Rates for chronic homelessness, family homelessness and veteran homelessness also showed steady declines from five years ago.

The results are based on the housing department’s ‘point-in-time’ estimates, which seek to measure the scope of homelessness on a single night in January each year.

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