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Fewer Idaho Homeless

The number of Idaho residents classified as homeless has declined since last year. A survey released last week shows that there are 1,781 homeless people in the state.

The Idaho Housing and Finance Association tracks the homeless population to determine how best to use federal funding and services. The association reported a 9.5 percent decline in homeless residents over last year. Idaho received $4.21 million in federal aid to help the homeless, but funding for 2013 will not be know until this summer.

The eastern counties in the state had the lowest number of homeless. The agency counted only 191 homeless in the counties of Lemhi, Custer, Butte, Clark, Jefferson, Madison, Teton, Fremont and Bonneville.

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