Homeless Population Rises, Driven By West Coast Affordable-Housing Crisis

by NPR December 7, 2017

For the first time since 2010, the number of homeless people has increased. In Los Angeles, homelessness is up by nearly 26 percent, fueled by high housing prices. Overall, the nation’s homeless numbers are 13 percent lower than they were in 2010 and some communities have all but eliminated homelessness among veterans.

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