How prevalent is homelessness in Acadiana?

Every January homeless service providers across the country are tasked by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to conduct a census of people experiencing homelessness. The data is reported to Congress and provides an overview of the homelessness in the region, state, and the country as a whole. They call this census 'Point in Time' (as in, 'on any given point in time there are ____ number of people experiencing homelessness') and last year in our region, there were 463 total people experiencing homelessness and 112 of them were children.  Homelessness isn't always visible - especially child and family homelessness - so many people are surprised to hear that number is so high.  The good news is, the numbers are going down thanks to our community of service providers working together to end homelessness for good.  Click here to see the full report.