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Decrease In San Diego's Homeless Population Questioned

Roy Thomas gets ready for a flu and Hepatitis A shot at the 13th annual Project Homeless Connect inside Golden Hall, Jan. 30, 2019.
Matt Hoffman
Roy Thomas gets ready for a flu and Hepatitis A shot at the 13th annual Project Homeless Connect inside Golden Hall, Jan. 30, 2019.
The number of people who are homeless in San Diego County has decreased since last year, according to the results of this year's point in time count. But a new method of counting and questions about how accurate last year’s count was, has cast doubt on whether or not there has been a decrease in the homeless population.

The number of people who are homeless in San Diego County decreased since last year, according to the results of the San Diego Regional Task Force on the Homeless Point-In-Time Count survey.

This year's count put the county's homeless population at 8,102, down from 8,576 last year.

A new method of counting and questions about how accurate last year’s count was has cast doubt on whether or not there has been a decrease in the homeless population, according to reporting from the Voice of San Diego.

Voice of San Diego reporter Lisa Halverstadt joins Midday Edition on Wednesday to discuss the results of this year's Point-In-Time Count.