Who are the homeless? Volunteers work to find out

STAFF WRITERSJanuary 25, 2012 

Nearly 60 volunteers moved through to Wake and Orange counties this week to assess the local homeless problem, one homeless person at a time.

The project is part of a national movement of communities working together to find permanent homes for 100,000 of the country's most vulnerable homeless individuals and families by July 2013.

So far, the 100,000 Homes Project has housed 11,749 people.

In 2010, 40 homeless people died on the streets of the Triangle, according to the United Way.

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