Number of homeless people in the US



Stat: 700,000 to 2 million people are homeless

Stat Categories: Homelessness Stats

Tags: homelessness homelessness,hunger homelessness,hunger,displaced homelessness,hunger,displaced,poverty homelessness,hunger,displaced,poverty,unemployed

Years: Unknown

Stat Source: National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty

Publisher (site that mentioned this stat): Almanac of Policy Issues

Submitted By: Michael Raeford

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