Snapshot of homelessness in Frederick County shows a decrease since 2017

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A 24-hour snapshot of homelessness in Frederick County, Maryland reveals a decrease from last year’s survey.

The Community Action Agency leads the county in an annual Point-in-Time homelessness count.

This year, the tally was taken on January 23rd and recorded a total of 286.

That number includes 212 individuals and 27 families.

Other local agencies, like the Frederick Rescue Mission, help record numbers and say that although the count has declined since 2017, there’s still more to do.

“It lets us know what we need to be doing to help these folks get the help they need. It’s a very good barometer of what’s going on in our community,” explained executive director of the Frederick Rescue Mission, Arnold Farlow.

Officials credit programs that provide permanent housing and transitional housing to the decline in those experiencing homelessness.

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