Report: Homelessness declines in West Virginia

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (WDTV) -- According to the latest national estimate from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, homelessness has declined across the state.

The latest report found the number of those homeless on a single night in the state fell 5.6 percent this year.

Communities reported a 20.4 percent decrease in the number of homeless people in families and a more than 4.2 percent decrease in homeless vets.

There was a nearly 17 percent increase in those experiencing chronic homelessness.

The number of unaccompanied homeless youth and children in 2017 is estimated to be 79.