Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Boston homeless man dies of exposure

According to the Boston Globe, a homeless man was found dead last night on conservation land near the Globe office in Dorchester.

Boston started its annual homeless census last night.

Last year, the census identified 6,636 homeless men, women, and children in the city, a 4 percent increase over the previous year. The number of families who were homeless increased by 13 percent from 2005 to 2006.

All the beds at Pine St. Inn were full, and 65 people slept on the floor.

Springfield usually does a homeless census, but I haven't heard anything about it this year.

1 comment:

Marion Hohn said...

I think Springfield does its annual homeless census in January.