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HUD reports small decline in NV homelessness

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is reporting a decline in the total number of homeless people this year nationwide and here in Nevada.

HUD reports the number of sheltered and unsheltered homeless people in Nevada is down 6 percent between 2011 and 2012. Nationally, local communities are reporting significant declines in the number of homeless veterans and those experiencing long-term homelessness.

Still, homelessness is a pervasive problem.

"We continue to see a stable level of homelessness across our country at a time of great stress for those at risk of losing their housing. We must redouble our efforts to target our resources more effectively to help those at greatest risk. As our nation's economic recovery takes hold, we will make certain that our homeless veterans and those living on our streets find stable housing so they can get on their path to recovery," said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan.

To read HUD's complete report, click here.

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