EHC Lifebuilders says about half the homeless were killed by harsh weather. The rest are victims of cruel fate.
"We have folks who die by being hit by cars, murder... It's a wide variety of reasons, certainly folks who are homeless have compromised health," said Jenny Nicklaus.
Lifebuilders also says that because of an increase in shelter space, there was a 20 percent decrease in the number of homeless deaths in Santa Clara County in 2009, 66, compared to 82 in 2008.