San Diego again has 4th-largest homeless population in nation

San Diego County again had the fourth-largest homeless population in the country and there has been little change in the nationwide number of people on the street and in shelters since last year, according to a report released Monday by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The numbers come from an annual one-night count taken in counties nationwide in January. While San Diego County’s homeless population of 8,576 was down by about 600 from last year, the dip wasn’t significant enough to change its national ranking of fourth place, a position it has held since 2015. The county was ranked 12th in the nation in 2007, but its position steadily has risen since then.

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