The last time somebody tried to count them all, there were 1,029 homeless people living somewhere, anywhere, in Worcester.
That was in February. It is 106 more than there were in 2007, when then-City Manager Michael V. O’Brien trumpeted a grand plan to improve services, add housing and end homelessness in Worcester in five years.
It is also 92 more than were counted about the same time in 2014, a nearly 10 percent spike.
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An encampment for the homeless in Worcester
This summer city housing officials tallied 19 encampments of homeless around the city. There were 50 people in those encampments; the city had found 59 people living outdoors the year before.
Below are the members of the board of the Worcester City & County Continuum of Care. Officials say among the responsibilities of the Continuum of Care is the planning that a city commission on homelessness would undertake if the city had such a commission.