A report released Tuesday by the federal government shows the number of homeless people in Illinois has dropped by 7 percent since 2007.
The report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development shows that one in every 1,000 residents are homeless in Illinois, the Associated Press reports.
The report details the development of homelessness since 2007 in the United States. In 2007, the Illinois homeless population was 15,487, but in 2009 it fell to 14,055. There was a slight increase in 2010 to 14,395, but the difference is still 1,092 fewer residents since 2007.
Other states that saw fluctuations were Michigan with a decrease of 53 percent, Louisiana with an increase of 127 percent and Mississippi with an increase of 99 percent.