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Moustafa showed us what experiencing homelessness in New York City was really like in 2017.

I spent the weekend with a homeless community in New York to see what it’s really like to live on the streets

New York City is recording some of the highest levels of homelessness since the Great Depression, largely driven by a lack of affordable housing.

The 9 states with the worst homelessness crises reveal how bad the housing crunch has gotten in US cities

States like California and Hawaii have the worst homelessness crises and some of the highest housing costs in the US.
The author's home in Sacramento, California.

I’m a disabled American living in poverty, and buying my house gives me 2 things: stability and a home

After getting diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, the author had to rely on Social Security Disability Insurance to survive.
The Woolsey Fire burns in Agoura Hills, California, on November 9, 2018.

California is becoming unlivable, according to science

In the past decade, California has seen a devastating drought, deadly earthquakes and fires, and skyrocketing homelessness.

This map shows how many homeless Americans there are in every state

Every year, the Department of Housing and Urban Development publishes estimates of the homeless population in the US.
A view of the new Mary's Place Family Center, under construction, from the street.

Amazon is building a homeless shelter inside its Seattle headquarters — here’s a look inside

The shelter may be the largest family shelter in Washington. Amazon employees will have opportunities to volunteer there.

This is what poverty looks like in the US right now

Though poverty has slightly declined in recent years, the Census found that there were 39.7 million people in poverty in the US in 2017.

5 major ways Silicon Valley has changed in the past 10 years

In the past decade, tech salaries have skyrocketed in Silicon Valley, along with the cost of living and the area's homeless population.
Icon will 3D-print six more tiny homes at a property in Austin housing the city's homeless population.

An Austin startup can 3D-print tiny homes in 24 hours for a fraction of the cost of traditional homebuilding — here’s how Icon could revol...

The Austin startup can build 3D-printed homes on-location, instead of at an off-site factory, for cheaper than traditional home building.

San Francisco residents bought boulders to deter homeless people on their block. The city says the rocks weren’t big enough.

San Francisco residents placed boulders in an alley to prevent homeless encampments. The rocks have been removed after neighbors got death threats.