U.S. Homelessness Edged Upwards This Year, Federal Report Says

Route Fifty: There were about 553,000 people counted as homeless across the U.S. on a single night earlier this year, a slight increase over 2017, but still 15 percent lower compared to where the figure stood just over a decade ago, according to an annual federal report released Monday.

Driving the 0.3 percent increase over last year’s count of nearly 551,000 was an uptick in the number of people experiencing “unsheltered” homelessness—a term that refers to when people are spending the night sleeping in places like the street, or a vehicle.

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