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567,710 people experienced homelessness each day in 2019

567,710 people experienced homelessness each day in 2019

As per government estimates, over 567,710 people experienced homelessness on any single day across the country in 2019. As per the HUD, 29 states and the District of Columbia witnessed declines in homelessness year over year. California recorded more than 151,278 homeless people statewide, a 16% increase from the previous year. Over 92,000 homeless people were counted in NY state.

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porcus
porcus 6 months

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Michael Tatom
Michael Tatom 6 months

So what. Most are the result of their own decision making.

FishyMacaroon6
FishyMacaroon6 6 months

Pretty small number, all things considered.

RJ of Cthulhu
RJ of Cthulhu 6 months

A majority of those people are mentally ill. Many also refuse permanent housing. People have to accept help, not be belligerent, and change their behavior to escape the cycle. It takes work, which many know, and it's work not many put in.

Sothensloth
Sothensloth 6 months

Most homeless people have addictions to drugs and alcohol. In psychology it is shown that many people with mental illness use drugs and alcohol to cope with their affliction. It is debated whether the homelessness and drugs and alcohol led to the creation of a mental illness, or if their mental illness led to drugs and alcohol, which led to homelessness. Either way, increasing mental health services in schools and for the homeless should help significantly.

Graham
Graham 6 months

That would be the warm ones.

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