Homelessness: how other countries can avoid a US-style crisis

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Homelessness is a growing problem in the UK, where the number of people sleeping rough has doubled since 2010, yet it is dwarfed by the scale of the issue in the US.

  • Andrea Gibbons
  • The Conversation

More than 500,000 homeless were found across the US during just one night, compared to the UK’s 2017 count of 4,751.

Changes in the definition of homelessness and flawed methodologies suggest that the true number for the US could be anywhere from 2.5 to 10.2 times greater.

Millions more live in overcrowded or slum housing, forced to choose between the damage that poor conditions do to…

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