In 2013, about 10,000 people in Lane County experienced homelessness. Although high, Lane County Human Services says this is an improvement from the previous year.
Nine thousand eight hundred fifty-six homeless people sought social services through Lane County last year. Human Services Supervisor Pearl Wolfe says the community at large is discouraged by the overwhelming nature of the issue. But, she says, this number is nearly 1000 lower than in 2012.