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Local News
2:05 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

There Were 8,600 Homeless People in Louisville Last Year, Here's What Officials Are Doing About It

The most recent Louisville Homeless Census shows that 8,608 people visited a shelter or spent time on the street in 2013.

This is just a two percent decrease from the previous year. Officials said they struggle to provide needed services, despite having more than 30 organizations working with homeless in Jefferson County.

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Local News
7:08 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Louisville Runs Out of Extra Cash To Help Homeless Shelters During Cold Weather

Snow last month in downtown Louisville.
Credit Joseph Lord/WFPL News

It’s about  5 a.m. and about 15 degrees. Volunteers walk over snow, onto the railroad tracks near Dixie Highway to assist with Louisville’s annual homeless count. Volunteers shout toward a dark spot underneath an I-264 overpass.  

“Anybody up there?” asks Natalie Reteneller, development director at YMCA Safe Place services. 

In two hours the group—just one of many spread across the city—find five people who agree to answer several questions.

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