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Homelessness on the rise in Encinitas, study finds

Homelessness on the rise in Encinitas, study finds

Homelessness in Encinitas is up about 25 percent in the last year, according to findings from a point-in-time homeless count earlier this year.

In a study released April 20, the San Diego County-based Regional Task Force on the Homeless (RTFHSD) found 117 people were living on the streets or in shelters in Encinitas, compared to 93 people last year.

The individuals were counted on the early morning of Jan. 27 by 76 volunteers, who ventured across the city to help identify homeless individuals.

More specifically, 33 people were found to be living in emergency shelters, safe havens or traditional housing, according to the RTFHSD's report. An additional 84 were found to...

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