State of Homelessness in America 2011

The National Alliance to End Homeless has released a new report which "reveals national and state level homeless counts, but also delves into economic indicators and demographic drivers." Selected key findings include:
  • The nation’s homeless population increased by approximately 20,000 people from 2008 to 2009 (3 percent increase).
  • A majority – 31 of 50 states (including Hawaii) and the District of Columbia - had increases in their homeless counts.
  • The largest percentage increase was in the number of family households.
  • Nearly 4 in 10 {homeless} were living on the street, in a car, or in another place not intended for human habitation.

State of Homelessness in America (available as PDF, 48 pp, 5 MB) by M William Sermons and Peter Witte

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