Homeless Population Rises, Driven By West Coast Affordable-Housing Crisis

A woman pushes her cart full of belongings along the street past tents on the sidewalk near skid row in downtown Los Angeles in June.

It’s the first time the number of homeless people has grown since 2010. In Los Angeles, homelessness is up by nearly 26 percent, fueled by high housing prices.

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