The Difficulty of Counting the Homeless

This is another of those challenging radio essays that National Public Radio produces on a regular basis on important public policy questions.

The Difficulty of Counting the Homeless
by Rachel Jones

All Things Considered, February 12, 2007· How many people are homeless in this country? The number has been debated for years, and the answers often have more to do with politics than reality. This month, volunteers in many cities are trying to make an actual count of people living on the streets. But the method isn’t foolproof.

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