Homelessness Reaches Record Levels In U.S. Cities

Cities across the nation are experiencing a sudden surge in homelessness. Housing prices, slowing economy, layoffs, Sept. 11 attacks, and a reduced flow of donations to charties that help the disadvantaged are factors that have contributed to the crisis.
December 20, 2001, 5am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"A survey by the U.S. Conference of Mayors released last week found that requests for emergency shelter in 27 cities had increased an average of 13 percent over last year. The report said the increases were 26 percent in Trenton; 25 percent in Kansas City, Mo.; 22 percent in Chicago; 20 percent in Denver; and 20 percent in New Orleans."

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Published on Tuesday, December 18, 2001 in The New York Times
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