CITIES WITH HIGH HOMELESS POPULATIONS
Added on: 21st Nov 2014
Most of the homeless people in Portugal are concentrated
in the cities of Lisbon and Porto. Reports say that around 300
homeless people sleep on the streets of Lisbon every night. Today,
members of the Comunidade Vida e Paz are persuading the homeless
population of Lisbon to take part in rehabilitation programs in order
to improve the quality of their lives.
According to the 2012 Point in Time report from Metro Denver
Homeless Initiative, Denver saw an increase in its homeless
population from 411 to 964 between the years of 2011 and 2012.
There are as many as 2,200 homeless people every night in the
city of Indianapolis, which is equivalent to around 15,000 over
the course of a year. Thought this city is known for its faith-based
shelters, there’s just not enough shelters to provide a place for
the entire homeless population.
In a recent study shows that about seven people per day become
homeless in Dublin. In 2013, there were about 2,366 people that
were reported to be sleeping on the streets of Dublin every night.
The government’s failure to increase the stock of social housing is
said to be the root cause of this social problem.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL.
Rio De Janeiro is known for having a high homelessness rate
with over 2,500 homeless people as of last year.
According to a 2011 study, there are about 4,088 homeless
individuals in Baltimore, Maryland, many of which are families with
children. Today, the city government is making strides towards putting
an end to this social problem by creating projects aimed at
providing affordable housing and health care.
A 2013 study shows an estimated homeless population of 5,000
living in Tokyo. This number was a significant increase from the 3,800
homeless individuals recorded in 2008.
As of July 2013, analysis by Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
found that 116,042 Chicagoans were homeless in the course of the
2012-13 year. This was a 10% increase from the previous
year’s homeless population.
According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development, the number of homeless people living in
Washington in 2013 was around 6,865. Last year, the city
government began to provide shelter to its homeless population
whenever temperature levels dropped below freezing point.
Those who do not want to stay in temporary shelters are provided
with a budget to stay in hotels.