Durham's 2009 count of homeless people came in 9 percent below that of 2008, according to the Council to End Homelessness in Durham, but at almost the same level as 2007.
The annual count, conducted Jan. 29, found 535 individuals in shelters, on the streets or in makeshift camps. The 2008 count found 590, while that of 2007 found 539.
Of the 2009 total, 502 were lodged in shelters or other temporary housing; 33 were found in camps or on the streets.
The Council to End Homelessness is announcing its figures, and its analysis of them, at a press conference Tuesday morning at the Durham Public Library.
The number of homeless families was down from 38 to 34, and the number of children down from 73 to 62,