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Homelessness might be worse than the numbers show

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Bob Self
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Florida Times-Union
Homeless camps that began growing in downtown Jacksonville in late 2020 led in part to Changing Homelessness' decision to conduct the 2021 homeless count.

At first glance, data from the 2021 Point in Time homeless count in Northeast Florida shows that the number of unsheltered people this year was almost 50 percent less than 2020.

But Changing Homelessness, the agency for homeless prevention in Duval and Nassau counties, which conducted the count in those two counties and in Clay, questions the accuracy of the data, CEO Dawn Gilman said.

It may be too low.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.