Tampa, Florida -- Hundreds of Hillsborough County Homeless Coalition volunteers are working throughout the day Thursday in an attempt to count the homeless.
The count is conducted every two years. In 2011, more than 17,755 men, women and children did not have a home to call their own. While a majority of them were "doubling up", living with other people, more than 7,000 were living on the streets.
According to the Homeless Coalition's website, in 2011 the homeless were living in every community in Hillsborough County:
From homelessofhc.org:Based on County Commission Districts (2009),
District 1: 24%
(Apollo Beach, Davis Island, Gandy, Gibsonton, Harbor Island, Hyde Park, MacDill, Palma Ceia, Ruskin, South Tampa, Sun City, Sunset Park, Town 'n Country)
District 2: 8%
(Carrollwood, Citrus Park, Hillsborough River State Park, Keystone, Lutz, New Tampa, Seffner, Tampa Palms, Temple Terrace, Thonotosassa)
District 3: 64%
(Busch Gardens, Central Tampa, Downtown, Florida State Fairgrounds, Lake Magdalene, Palm River, Progress Village, Seminole Heights, Tampa International Airport, University Area/USF, Ybor City)
District 4: 4%
(Alafia River State Park, Antioch, Balm, Bloomingdale, Brandon, Dover, Durant, Lithia, Little Manatee River State Park, Mango, Pinecrest, Plant City, Providence, Riverview, Summerfield, Valrico, Wimuama)
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