Veterans

Report: Homelessness rate for vets drops in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A federal agency is reporting homelessness among military veterans has fallen by 7 percent in Kentucky in recent years.

The report, issued Thursday, says that on a single night this past January, 591 veterans were homeless and 8 percent of them were on the streets.

The report also said Kentucky saw a sharp drop in the overall homeless rate since 2010.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says communities in Kentucky reported a total of 4,538 people who experienced homelessness on a given night in January 2015. It says that rate is down 31 percent since 2010.

It says the statewide homeless rate was down 11 percent from 2014 to 2015.

The report says that since 2010, chronic homelessness in the state has declined by 45 percent.

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