Many Families in Indianapolis Not Able to Find Shelter

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IU Public Policy Institute

The annual Marion County Point-in-Time Count conducted January 28, 2015, found 1,897 individuals experiencing homelessness – a decrease from the previous year's count. National research suggests the number of people experiencing homelessness at some point during the year is 3-5 times the number in a point-in-time count. In 2015, then, the Marion County estimate for the year is between 5,000 and 8,330 people.

New to this year's survey, respondents were asked about pets. Approximately 80 pets were reported. Some shelters do not permit pets, which can create a barrier for people experiencing homelessness.

Housing, Community development
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