One of Twenty Facts About U.S. Inequality that Everyone Should Know


There are 750,000 Americans who are homeless on any given night, with one in five of them considered chronically homeless. The ranks of the sheltered homeless include disproportionate numbers of males, blacks, middle-aged people (i.e., ages 31-50), veterans, and disabled.

Who is Homeless?

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Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 2007. The Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress. See