Homeless Numbers in San Francisco Expected to Rise by 20,000 in 2022

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Homeless Numbers in San Francisco Expected to Rise by 20,000 in 2022

Homeless Numbers , in San Francisco Expected to Rise , by 20,000 in 2022.

According to 'The Independent,' a new report highlights the dire housing crisis in one of the United States' greatest cities.

San Francisco’s Point-in-Time Count estimates that as many as 20,000 residents will experience homelessness in 2022.

The city has just over 800,000 residents, which means that nearly 2.5% of San Franciscans will face homelessness this year.

The city has just over 800,000 residents, which means that nearly 2.5% of San Franciscans will face homelessness this year.

In February, the city conducted the Point-in-Time Count, which was mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in order to receive federal funding.

In February, the city conducted the Point-in-Time Count, which was mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in order to receive federal funding.

'The Independent' reports that the numbers clearly show that Black and Latino people are bearing the brunt of the city's ongoing housing crisis.

'The Independent' reports that the numbers clearly show that Black and Latino people are bearing the brunt of the city's ongoing housing crisis.

Black people, who only make up about six percent of San Francisco's population, account for 38% of the city's homeless population.

Latino people account for 16% of the city's total population but 30% of San Francisco's homeless population.

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Black and Latinx people are going to be overrepresented in the numbers of homelessness because of poverty, systemic racism, the historic marginalization of our communities, redlining, lack of affordable housing, gentrification, Laura Valdez, director of Dolores Street Community Services, via 'The Chronicle'.

According to data, the number of homeless people experiencing addiction has increased from 42% to 52% since 2019.

'The Independent' reports that the city's ability to resolve the crisis might hinge on addressing the underlying issues of economic inequality and a housing shortage


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