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April 12, 2015
New Study Shows That Homelessness has Decreased Nationally

Highlight of the report’s national findings include that:

Thirty-seven states showing declines in overall homelessness (homelessness increased in 23 states.)

The risk of homelessness is not declining despite the recovery from the recession. 7.7 million people were living with family and friends in 2013, an increase of 67% since 2007. 

There were 6.4 million poor households paying most of their income on housing in 2013, an increase of 25% since 2007.

The nation is in the midst of a shift toward Housing First interventions like permanent supportive housing and rapid re-housing, with rapid re-housing capacity nearly doubling from 2012 to 2013 – from about 20,000 to 38,000 beds.

On a given night, about 154,000 more people were experiencing homelessness than there were beds available to assist them.

See link to full article below.
National Homeless Rate on the Decline
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