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Homeless count underway

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Albany agencies are working together to get an accurate count of the homeless who live here.

The Albany-Dougherty Coalition to End Homelessness will distribute surveys next week to find out where people live, how many people are spending the night on the streets, in shelters or on the couches of friends or family members because they have no where else to go.

"We begin Friday evening with a visual and then we'll survey the following five days after that and that will consist of everything from the shelters to hotels, even the jail and those agencies that give these most needy citizens," said David Blackwell of the Homeless Coalition.

The surveys are anonymous. They can be picked up at the Salvation Army and United Way. They'll also be distributed through churches, and other non-profits.


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