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Record Number Of Americans Are Homeless As Rent Climbs: Report

Posted on AllSides January 29th, 2024
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A record number of well over half a million Americans are homeless as rents continue to surge, a new report finds.

About 653,000 people reported being homeless in January of last year, according to a report released Thursday by Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.

That’s up about 12% from the same time the previous year in 2022, the largest single-year increase ever recorded, the report says. About 71,000 more people were homeless last year than the year before.

Even more striking, last year’s number was about 48% higher than the...

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