Volunteers search for at risk homeless in Clark County
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV)- Hundreds of volunteers and homeless advocates hit the streets today to count the homeless population in Clark County. It's day two of the survey.
The ultimate goal is to house as many as 50 of the most vulnerable homeless veterans. This push is part of the 100 thousand Homes Campaign, a nationwide effort supported by more than 130 American communities.
Statewide organizations have found housing for 140 chronically homeless in Southern Nevada in the last 14 months.
"Of course each person is different based on their issues, their health issues those types of things. What we do know is we have homeless that die on the streets every year and it's our goal to have zero people dying on the streets," said SNRPC Continuum of Care Coordinator Michele Fuller-Mallauer.
There are fewer homeless people in the valley right now. The latest census found about two thousand fewer homeless people than two years ago, but the number of unsheltered homeless, people living on the streets or in cars or makeshift shelters, is up 19 percent.
The survey results should be released in the next two weeks.