Homeless rates on the decline in W.Va., Ohio and Ky. since 2010

Published: Dec. 7, 2017 at 11:56 AM EST
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A study by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) shows the homeless rate in West Virginia is down more than 42 percent from 2010.

The study also says the homeless rate is down 5.6 percent from 2016.

According to HUD, 7 out of every 10,000 people in the Mountain State were experiencing homelessness.

277 people who were homeless were in families with children and 137 veterans were reported to be homeless.

Ohio reported more than 10,000 homeless people in 2017, almost a 20 percent decline from 2010.

Kentucky had a decrease of 39.2 percent in homelessness since 2010.

According to the study, more than half a million people were experiencing homeless in the United State in 2017.