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Homeless men, women and children living in Northern Kentucky are the focus Wednesday morning of an eight-county project to determine state funding.
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COVINGTON, Ky. -- Homeless men, women and children living in Northern Kentucky are the focus Wednesday morning of an eight-county project to determine state funding.
The Northern Kentucky Point-In-Time count (known as the K-Count) is a collaboration by organizations and volunteers to count the number of homeless living in shelters and on the street.
The K-count helps to determine available funding for homeless assistance in the state of Kentucky.
Volunteers will be at various locations throughout Northern Kentucky, including homeless shelters and city streets.
Because of the bitter temperature, the count will be more difficult than in previous years.
"Last year it was probably 40 and raining," said Justin Beale, Welcome House volunteer. "So we had a lot easier time counting people. This year they will probably be inside with friends or family trying to stay warm."
A recent study from the Kentucky Housing Corporation found homelessness n the state decreased almost 50 percent from 2008 to 2013 but shelter use jumped by 7 percent.
The count will run until midnight tonight.