In the early morning hours of Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, the One Night Count of homeless people in King County occurred and the result was a nearly 12% decline in the number of homeless people on the street. This year’s count, which which took place from about 2-5 a.m., found 2,442 people sleeping on the streets, under bridges, in their cars, on public transit, in temporary shelters and in makeshift campsites. This is 317 fewer people than a year ago. Data from the count, along with the data in Safe Harbors and other sources, are key to helping us understand who is homeless in Seattle/King County, and tailor our services appropriately. For more details, see this news release from the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness.