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Homeless for the Holidays

New federal data show that America’s homeless population has increased for the first time since 2010.

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Today is National Homeless Person’s Memorial Day, a seasonal moment to remember that these final weeks of the year are no holiday for thousands of our fellow Americans. (New data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reveal that last year “Los Angeles had the largest number of individuals with chronic patterns of  homelessness, with 19 percent of the nation’s chronically homeless individuals.”

This infographic, created by Rutgers University, provides some of the starker facts of life facing the homeless.


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