Special Report

States With the Most Unsheltered Homeless People

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50. Maine
> Homeless individuals w/o shelter: 3.9% (98 out of 2,516)
> Overall homelessness: 2,516 (19 in every 10,000 people — 11th highest)
> Change in overall homelessness 2017-2018: 10.4%
> Change in overall homelessness 2007-2018: -4.6%
> Poverty rate: 11.6% (19th lowest)

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49. Rhode Island
> Homeless individuals w/o shelter: 4.6% (51 out of 1,101)
> Overall homelessness: 1,101 (10 in every 10,000 people — 23rd lowest)
> Change in overall homelessness 2017-2018: -6.7%
> Change in overall homelessness 2007-2018: -19.8%
> Poverty rate: 12.9% (23rd highest)

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48. New York
> Homeless individuals w/o shelter: 4.7% (4,294 out of 91,897)
> Overall homelessness: 91,897 (47 in every 10,000 people — the highest)
> Change in overall homelessness 2017-2018: 2.7%
> Change in overall homelessness 2007-2018: 46.8%
> Poverty rate: 13.6% (17th highest)

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47. Massachusetts
> Homeless individuals w/o shelter: 4.9% (985 out of 20,068)
> Overall homelessness: 20,068 (29 in every 10,000 people — 6th highest)
> Change in overall homelessness 2017-2018: 14.2%
> Change in overall homelessness 2007-2018: 32.7%
> Poverty rate: 10.0% (8th lowest)

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46. Nebraska
> Homeless individuals w/o shelter: 5.9% (144 out of 2,421)
> Overall homelessness: 2,421 (13 in every 10,000 people — 17th highest)
> Change in overall homelessness 2017-2018: -3.2%
> Change in overall homelessness 2007-2018: -31.4%
> Poverty rate: 11.0% (16th lowest)

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