The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reports that 3,527 homeless people were counted in Utah during the 2012 census. That's up from 3,160 a year earlier.
This year's number includes 330 chronically homeless people, and 331 homeless veterans.
The data comes from a nationwide, point-in-time count conducted by community workers one night in late January. The count found about 634,000 homeless people in the U.S.
Overall numbers were down less than 1 percent, but homelessness among veterans was down 7 percent year-over-year.
Federal housing officials attribute that largely to a rental assistance program coordinated by Veterans Affairs and HUD.
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