- Associated Press - Saturday, December 24, 2016

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The federal government has awarded nearly $7 million to support housing for the homeless in New Hampshire.

Sixty-three programs across the state are getting the funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The department estimates there were 1,366 persons experiencing homelessness in New Hampshire on a single night in 2016.

Since 2010, New Hampshire communities reported a 13.2 percent decline in the number of people experiencing homelessness.

In addition, veteran homelessness decreased by 2.3 percent, chronic homelessness declined 30.3 percent and family homelessness decreased by 14.5 percent.

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