Report: Rural Homelessness Increased from 2020 To 2022

Posted on AllSides February 23rd, 2023
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The number of people overall experiencing homelessness in the U.S. rose by less than 1% from 2020 to 2022, but those in rural Continuums of Care, local planning bodies responsible for coordinating the full range of homelessness services in a geographic area, which may cover a city, county, metropolitan area, or an entire state, saw an increase of nearly 6%, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

Homelessness decreased for some groups, including veterans, families with children, and unaccompanied youth, according to the annual Point-in-Time count. Black and...

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