Census Says Bay County's Homeless Population Down 25%

Panama City - Panama City's homeless population is down 25% from this time last year. That's according to last month's Homeless and Hunger Coalition "Point in Time" homeless census.

Bay County's homeless population was counted at 310 people. That's down from 411 in 2011. Officials estimate 30%-40% are homeless veterans. The Homeless and Hunger Coalition relies on federal funds it receives based on this census. So with fewer unsheltered homeless people, it could get less funding. But instead it will look for grant funding that helps communities with a high amount of homeless veterans.


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