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Volunteers taking to St. Louis streets to count homeless population

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Volunteers gathered early Thursday before heading to the streets to count the homeless population in St. Louis (KMOV) Volunteers gathered early Thursday before heading to the streets to count the homeless population in St. Louis (KMOV)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Hundreds of volunteers will take to the streets of St. Louis to count the homeless population.

The federally mandated survey consists of 21 teams going out and collecting data to help connect homeless people to appropriate services and secure housing.  

In addition to better advocate for more resources to ultimately end homeless in the community, the survey will also help meet reporting obligations to the US Department of Housing and urban Development.

The results of the survey will help drive millions of dollars in federal funding to local service provides. It will also give an accurate understanding of homelessness in the City of St. Louis.

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