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The Department of Housing and Urban Development takes a "point-in-time" count to gauge how many people are experiencing homelessness on a single night. HUD relies on local communities to provide the count.
States spend billions of dollars on incentives to attract and retain businesses. Some question their cost and effectiveness. Do federal funds play a part in these incentives?
In 6 large state business incentive packages we reviewed, federal economic development funds were not directly used.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) found homelessness in the U.S. grew 3 years in a row (2017-2019). Rising homelessness in metropolitan areas drove the increases.
We found HUD’s count likely underestimated the homeless population. Organizations across the U.S.