Biden Aims to Cut Homelessness 25 Percent by 2025
The 100-plus-page plan includes feedback from hundreds of unhoused people
Today, President Joe Biden released a plan that aims to reduce homelessness in the United States by 25 percent in the next two years.
The 100-plus-page plan, which officials said includes input from communities around the country and feedback from hundreds of unhoused people, comes as homelessness in the nation reaches crisis levels. Last week, New York's mayor announced plans to force unhoused mentally ill people into treatment, while the mayor of Los Angeles has declared a state of emergency.
Released through the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, the plan details that homelessness is rising after "steady declines" from 2010 to 2016. More than 1.2 million people experienced "sheltered homelessness" in 2020, the most recent year data was available.
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