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On the Brink of Homelessness: How the Affordable Housing Crisis and the Gentrification of America is Leaving Families Vulnerable, Hearing Before the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, Second Session, January 14, 2020   [open pdf - 3MB]

This is the January 14, 2020 hearing on "On the Brink of Homelessness: How the Affordable Housing Crisis and the Gentrification of America is Leaving Families Vulnerable," held before the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services. From the opening statement of Maxine Waters: "Today, this committee convenes for its first hearing of the year to examine our country's rental housing crisis and how it is causing many Americans to live on the brink of homelessness. In 2019, homelessness increased by 2.7 percent, resulting in almost 568,000 people experiencing homelessness. Areas with high rental costs, such as Los Angeles, have seen particularly high increases in homelessness. Los Angeles experienced a 16 percent jump in homelessness in 2019 alone. Between 2010 and 2017, L.A.'s homeless population increased by 42 percent. While more than half-a-million people have no place to call home, there are millions more who are on the brink of experiencing homelessness because they can't afford to pay rent." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Karen Chapple, Matthew Desmond, Michael Hendrix, Priya Jayachandran, and Jeffrey Williams.

Report Number:
Serial No. 116-74
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Date:
2021
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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pdf
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