(FixThisNation.com) – The Department of Housing and Urban Development has shown that the number of people experiencing homelessness in the United States has reached an all-time high. This has widely been driven by the all-time high demand which has caused housing prices to increase, and the decline in available assistance during the recent pandemic.
On Friday, the released report showed that there has been a 12 percent increase in the number of people who experienced homelessness when compared to last year. That means that there are more than 70,000 additional cases. In January the department noted that they had the highest level of homelessness since 2007 when the studies on the matter were first started.
Marcia Fudge, the secretary of the HUD has noted that these results are an indication that there was an “urgent” need for solutions. In a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, she pointed out that the United States should not have any Homelessness. She added that the new data shows how important it is for actual strategies and solutions to be implemented that will help people exit homelessness faster or that would prevent it.
The increase in homelessness affects people in all demographics, however, the highest increase is for families with children at close to 16 percent. The increase in individuals however had been 11 percent. When the data is broken down by race, Asian Americans have had the largest increase in homelessness at 40 percent, while Black Americans make up around 37 percent of the homeless population.
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