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U.S. Homeless Population Sees Record Spike

Posted on AllSides August 15th, 2023
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The homeless population in the U.S. saw its biggest spike on record this year, the latest indicator that the country is struggling to address a dire homelessness crisis.

The number of homeless people across the country spiked by about 11% this year, the largest jump in more than 15 years when the government first started tracking the data, according to The Wall Street Journal’s review of data from around the country.

The Journal counted more than 577,000 homeless people so far this year, reviewing data from more than 300 entities...

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