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Homeless People In U.S. Records The Highest This Year

As per the report issued by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), around 653,000 people were homeless across the country in January.

December 16, 2023

Washington- A new government report reveals that the number of homeless people in U.S. has increased by 12 percent to a record high.

It is the highest number since the survey began in 2007 and represents 70,650 more than the previous year.

The report revealed that African Americans account for 13% of the U.S. Population but account for 37% of the total homelessness.

The largest jump in homelessness was among the Hispanics which was 28% from 2022 to 2023. Family homelessness which had been reversing trends since 2012, also increased by 16%. The major factors behind the homelessness crisis in the U.S. were soaring rents and a decline in Coronavirus pandemic assistance.

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