by Gabe Bullard
The Louisville Coalition for the Homeless this week will release the results of the 2009 homeless census.
Coalition director Natalie Harris says the annual count showed that Louisville’s homeless demographics differ from national trends.
“The numbers are actually getting lower throughout the country amongst single individuals, however, in Louisville, that number went up and the number of people in families actually went down here, which is different from what’s happening in the nation,” she says.
Harris attributes the decline in homeless families in Louisville to charities and local government programs that focus on helping families. Louisville homeless population grew by 412 last year. The full details of the census will be released Wednesday