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...