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Lansing Does Annual Homeless Count

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LANSIN, Mich. (WLNS) - Dozens of volunteers in Lansing walked the streets overnight looking for homeless people.

The annual 24-hour homeless count began at 7a.m. Wednesday.

City officials want to get accurate numbers so they can help meet a growing need. At last count, there were roughly 4,400 homeless people in Lansing, more than half  women and children.     

The city is encouraging the homeless to check in at Volunteers of America, the Capitol Area District Library or the CATA Bus Station downtown Wednesday. The count runs through 7a.m. Thursday.

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