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Homelessness on the rise in Cayuga County

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress shows homelessness is increasing nationwide, and it’s no different in Cayuga County.

As of this week, Cayuga County Community Services Director Ray Bizzari said there are 13 families and 46 individuals who are homeless. That’s up from 11 families and 38 individuals in 2016, and 11 families and 41 individuals in 2015.

“Our numbers here are up,” Bizzari said. “We’re pretty aggressive. We put a lot of case management on these cases, and we move people into permanent housing, but there’s still quite a bit of people becoming homeless.”

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