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Business Insider: As unemployment continues to rise, the US could face another crisis: Homelessness across the country could increase by 45%

Homelessness in the United States could increase by as much as 45% by the end of this year, according to a new study from a Columbia University economics professor.
May 15, 2020

Homelessness in the United States could increase by as much as 45% by the end of this year, according to a new study from a Columbia University economics professor. 

Millions of Americans have filed for unemployment as many businesses across the country shutter due to stay-at-home orders and closures of non-essential businesses in an effort to limit the spread of the new coronavirus. 

The report by¬†Dan O’Flaherty, who is an expert on the economics of homelessness, “projects an increase in homelessness by 40-45% this year over January 2019.”

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