STOCKTON -- The Stockton homeless population has exploded from when the 2017 census was taken to the 2019 point-in-time count taken in January.
In 2017, 311 unsheltered homeless residents were counted; this year, the number ballooned to 921.
Some of the spike may be attributed to a more accurate count taken this year by an increased number of volunteers.
The Stockton City Council and the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors will hold a rare joint meeting Thursday night focused entirely on homelessness.
The meeting is open to the public.