The Architecture of Compassion

Homelessness, Housing and Hope

Homelessness is a complicated issue, one that touches people of every age and race, and from every state in the nation. A third of homeless people are in families with children. Many are youth living on their own, or veterans, or people with disabilities. Some are employed.

People may experience a brief housing crisis, or may be chronically homeless. The most accurate count of the homeless population in the United States is HUD’s Annual Point-in-Time count, which tracked 552,830 homeless people across the nation on a single night in 2018.

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