The amount of vacant homes in the United States is six times the amount of individuals without a place to sleep at night.

by EmoHaircut

There are roughly 18.6 Million vacant homes in the United States, while there are an estimated 3.5 Million Americans who experience homelessness. 40,000 of those Americans who experience homelessness are United States military veterans. This comparison of numbers of vacant homes and the homeless population over the last ten years makes a bleak statement about housing inequality.

Sources:

www.mintpressnews.com/empty-homes-outnumber-the-homeless-6-to-1-so-why-not-give-them-homes/207194/

trofire.com/2015/07/21/3-5-million-americans-are-homeless-18-6-million-homes-in-america-are-standing-empty-what-is-wrong-with-this-picture/

endhomelessness.org/resource/veteran-homelessness/

www.corelogic.com/research/foreclosure-report/national-foreclosure-report-january-2015.pdf

www.housethehomeless.org/all-the-empty-houses/

www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/10/can-homeless-people-move-into-baltimores-abandoned-houses/381647/

www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/zombie-foreclosures.html

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