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Here’s a look at a rarely counted population of Arizonans experiencing homelessness

Jun 14, 2023, 10:45 AM

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)...

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

PHOENIX — Each year volunteers fan out across the state to get what is called a “point-in-time” count of people experiencing homelessness.

The count focuses on individuals living in emergency shelters and those living on the street in places like The Zone in downtown Phoenix.

There is a population mostly missed by these counts, those living in RV parks, motels, campgrounds, and other non-traditional arrangements.

The Census Bureau does take great effort to reach these people for the once-a-decade count.

The census refers to this category of people as living in “non-institutional group quarters.” This category is an umbrella for short-term living conditions for Americans that can participate in the labor force.

The category ranges from college dorms to emergency shelters.

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Here’s a look at a rarely counted population of Arizonans experiencing homelessness