homelessness state mapBusiness Insider/Andy Kiersz, data from HUD

Homelessness is a tragedy that strikes thousands of Americans every year.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development publishes annual estimates of the homeless population in the US and in each state.
As the above map shows, homelessness rates were very high on the West Coast, in the Northeast, and in Hawaii and Alaska.
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Homelessness is a tragedy that strikes thousands of Americans every year. As we move into the winter months, nights are getting colder, and it’s increasingly dangerous for people without access to shelter.

Every year, the Department of Housing and Urban Development publishes a report to Congress on the state of the homeless population in the US. One of the core elements of the report is a “point in time estimate,” or an annual count of the homeless population across the country taken on a single night in late January.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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