Bismarck city commissioners work on Plan to End Homelessness

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BISMARCK, N.D. - As of June, more than 500 children in the Bismarck Public School system were identified as homeless and city commissioners are working to address that issue.

They're working on the 2019 to 2023 Plan to End Homelessness.

During a commission meeting tonight, Public Health officials outlined their goals to help.

"We're hoping to ensure that homelessness is a brief experience, it's a rare experience, and that people that are dealing with homelessness are being able to find shelter in a short period of time," said Public Health Director Renae Moch.

Data from 2018 shows that 29 percent of area homeless are children, and 5 percent are veterans.