USCM Report: Homelessness Rates Far Higher in Cities
Three-quarters of cities had homelessness rates higher than the national rate of 17 per 10,000 people -- up to 51 people per 10,000.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCE
By Christine Serlin
Despite the nation’s economic recovery, many cities still have homelessness rates higher than the national average, according to a new report from The U.S. Conference of Mayors. However, findings show that cities have only seen a small increase in emergency food assistance requests.
The annual assessment from the organization’s Task Force on Hunger and Homelessness has become a measure of the housing and food needs of the most vulnerable residents in the nation’s cities.
This year, The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ task force teamed with the National Alliance to End Homelessness, a leading nationwide association devoted to ending homelessness, to capture a snapshot of homelessness in cities as well as a comparison of trends between cities and the nation overall.