Boston Globe—Aug. 24, 2016
Fill in the blank. When the economy collapses, the number of homeless Americans goes ___.
While you might expect the answer to be “up,” during the recession of 2007-2009 the number of homeless people in America dropped slightly.
Compare homelessness across states and you find another upside-down relationship. Rich states — not poor ones — have the largest homeless populations.
Why? It’s all about housing costs. […] Read Full Article