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Report: California #1 In Nation For Homeless Population

Homeless encampments line the boardwalk, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) disease pandemic continues, on Venice Beach in Los Angeles

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California is now #1 in the nation for homeless population. 

The data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development shows more than half of the unsheltered population in the U.S. is concentrated in four states, with California seeing the most at almost 162-thousand people. Cities with big homeless populations include Los Angeles at over 63-thousand, San Jose with slightly over 96-hundred, and Oakland with more than 81-hundred people. 

HUD officials say the number of homeless people nationwide has gone up by two percent since 2019.

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