SAN ANTONIO – The South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless released its numbers for a recent homeless count on Tuesday. San Antonio’s overall homelessness has reduced by 6 percent.
- SARAH works with local agencies in an effort to end homelessness
- Started Point in Time Count during January
- Amount of homeless families increased
SARAH works with agencies across the area in an effort to end homelessness.
In January, the group set out to conduct the annual Point In Time Count.
Volunteers went to every corner of the county, hoping to talk to people who live on the streets and get their stories.
The goal was to find out how they ended up without a place to live and gauge what kind of help would be need to get them back on their feet.
SARAH took count of the people they met with, including how many were veterans and how many young people they encountered.
Last year, the results of the count showed more than 3,000 people were experiencing homelessness in Bexar County. More than 500 of those were children.
In 2019, nearly 2,892 were counted as homeless. The number of unaccompanied youth decreased by 40 percent.
The amount of homeless families was the only category that increased, a total of 18 percent.