US Homelessness Hits Record High

    US Homelessness Hits Record High
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    The Facts

    • According to a report released by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the number of Americans experiencing homelessness has risen by 12% since last year to the highest level on record.

    • Approximately 653K people were homeless in January 2023, reflecting an increase of about 71K individuals in comparison to January 2022's statistics.

    The Spin

    Democratic narrative

    The US homelessness crisis is getting worse post-COVID, which has delivered a financial double-whammy. However, the Biden administration is committed to helping vulnerable Americans weather the economic turmoil of the pandemic. The country is on course to prevent and end homelessness, as the government's long-term plan focuses on solutions to help prevent homelessness in the first place, and to aid unhoused individuals to quickly put life on the streets behind them.

    Republican narrative

    This is a manufactured problem. The rise in homelessness also stems from the growing number of migrants entering the expensive and ineffective homeless services system, which is ill-prepared to handle any unchecked influxes. It's time to call out the policies of Pres. Biden, which focus on housing illegal migrants rather than homeless impoverished Americans. The anti-American betrayal must end.

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