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Report: Oklahoma sees increase in homeless families


December 8, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal report shows that Oklahoma has seen an increase in homelessness for the second year in a row, particularly in families with children.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress was released Thursday, The Oklahoman reported .

The report tallied nearly 4,200 homeless people on a single night in January, with a nearly 24 percent increase in homeless families with children compared to the previous year.

The increase is spurred by a lack of affordable housing and federal funds, said Dan Straughan, executiv...

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