Fewer homeless in the Netherlands

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21 August 2007, ALMERE – The number of homeless people in the Netherlands is on the decline, according to the Salvation Army's annual report for 2006. Just over 16,000 people appealed to the Salvation Army's shelter facilities in 2006.

21 August 2007

ALMERE – The number of homeless people in the Netherlands is on the decline, according to the Salvation Army's annual report for 2006. Just over 16,000 people appealed to the Salvation Army's shelter facilities in 2006.

This confirms a downward trend in the number of homeless people. In 2003 21,000 people sought shelter at the Salvation Army. Ine Voorham, director of the organisation, attributes the decline to the number of specific care home facilities and extensive preventative work.

The organisation estimates the total number of homeless people in the Netherlands at about 50,000 at the moment. That figure was almost 65,000 in 2003.

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