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Survey shows homeless population in Montgomery County continues to fall

A homeless man sleeps on the pavement in Silver Spring in July 2017. FILE PHOTOA homeless man sleeps on the pavement in Silver Spring in July 2017. FILE PHOTOThe number of homeless people in the County decreased by 6 percent, according to a survey from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. There were 54 fewer people experiencing homelessness in 2018 than in 2017.

The number of homeless people counted on Jan. 24 decreased from 894 in 2017 to 840 for this year.

“I think we are getting down to the most vulnerable. These are the hardest to house,” said Christine Hong, director of homeless services at Interfaith Works.

Volunteers throughout the Washington, D.C., area walked the streets to count the number of people experiencing homelessness. That night, they found 7,473 homeless people in the District, which is eight percent fewer than in the previous year. In Prince George’s County, the number of homeless people dropped by 10 percent.


National poll seeks to answer some questions on family life

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Residents of Maryland are among 13,000 people in 100 communities and regions across America who are being asked to participant in the first national survey ever devoted exclusively to understanding U.S. families and households, according to Temple University.

Included in the study by the Philadelphia school are people from Baltimore area counties and residents of Montgomery, Prince George’s and Frederick counties.


County Council wants help to evaluate its website

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17thCountyCouncilwithCherriBransonWebThe Montgomery County Council has released a public survey to gauge the success and accessibility of their website.

According to the council office, the survey was not sent out in reaction to any complaints about the functionality of the website, but was sent to see if changes need to be made.

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