"The Department of Housing and Urban Development has found that just under 553,000 people are homeless in the United States, with approximately 65% staying in sheltered accommodation. Half of all people experiencing homelessness are in one of five states - California (129,972 people), New York (91,897), Florida (31,030), Texas (25,310) and Washington (22,304).
At last count, there were 6857 people living on the streets of San Francisco each night. That means that when most of us can open a door to get in out of the cold and close a door behind us when we go to sleep, these 6857 people do not even have that minimum sense of security. A recent article in the Street Sheet details what the city is doing about shelter in the recent heavy rains. The Street Sheet