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More Than 1,500 Reported Homeless in Fairfax County

One in three homeless in Fairfax County area are children.

There are 1,534 people homeless people in the Fairfax area, according to a survey conducted in January by the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership. 

The survey found that 697 single people and 837 people in families were homeless on Jan. 25, when the survey was conducted. While the total number of people who are homeless declined by 15 people from January 2011, they survey showed that persons in families that are homeless increased by 46 people from the previous year.

The survey found that 33 percent of all persons who were homeless were children under 18 years old.

The partnership puts out the survey each year to help identify need and track successes and challenges from year to year. Read the full report online.

To read more about homelessness in southern Fairfax County, read our four-part series on homelessness which ran earlier this year.

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