The region set an ambitious goal last year: End chronic homelessness by January 2020.

It’s not going to happen.

“The numbers of high acuity individuals who, and those are the people that we’re really targeting with our new supportive housing program, those numbers are actually higher now than they were when we started,” regional Coun. Elizabeth Clarke said in an interview Wednesday.

She adds it’s not that the region isn’t finding housing for people. Instead, “people are being added to the list and returning to the list faster than they’re coming off the list,” she said.