Volunteers in Midland Hit the Streets to Count the Homeless

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Volunteers with the Midland Homeless Coalition hit the streets of the Tall City on Thursday.

They're doing a count of how many homeless citizens are living in the city.

The Midland Homeless Coalition does a survey every two years.

The survey asks a number of questions including the person's age, their reason for being homeless and how long they've lived on the streets.

The Homeless Coalition count determines the amount of homeless funding from the state.

In 2009, there were 306 non-shelter people living in Midland.