778. That's how many were homeless in Central Oregon during the harsh 2017 winter, according to The Bulletin.
This count is part of a national effort by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to find out just how many cannot find housing across the nation.
Each count defines homelessness as being sheltered or unsheltered. According to the article, sheltered applies to those in transitional housing, hotels or emergency shelters. Unsheltered homeless refers to those living outside, in their cars, or in an abandoned building.
Out of the 778, the number of unsheltered homeless was 548. This number increased 35% since 2015.
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