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Chronic homelessness and the Housing First program: Research review of how programs have worked

Almost two of every 1000 Americans do not have steady access to shelter, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates. That’s approximately 565,000 people — a number that grew after the Great Recession and has started to decline, HUD says. Of those, over 83,000 are considered chronically homeless. These, the most-desperate cases, are mostly individuals with a disability who have been…

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