Montana homeless population survey numbers released

Montana’s homeless population has decreased from last year, according to recently released data. Point-in-Time survey numbers from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development show decreasing populations across many of the state’s cities and towns.

The Point-in-Time survey attempts to count every homeless person across the country during the last week of January.

According to 2019 survey results, Montana has a homeless population of 1,676 — a decrease from 2,060 in 2018.