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As homelessness rises, some states make it illegal to sleep outside 

Aug 11, 2022
In Missouri, it’s now illegal. In Tennessee, it can be a felony. But criminalizing homelessness could make it harder for people to find homes.
Inflation and high rent prices in New York City are contributing the city's ongoing homelessness crisis.
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Sacramento considers a "right to housing" for people without homes

Jan 3, 2022
If the city lacks enough homeless housing, the proposal would allow a homeless person to sue. But short-term shelter must be accepted.
A homeless man adjusts a tent at a Sacramento encampment in 2009. Today, more than 11,000 people are homeless in the California capital.
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LA seeks permanent solution to homeless encampments

Apr 26, 2018
Los Angeles’ homeless population grew by more than 20 percent last year, and three-fourths of that population lives outdoors.
A woman passes a wheelchair-bound homeless man on Spring Street on May 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 
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