Homelessness in the City of Oakland
Homelessness in Oakland is a crisis. Between 2015 and 2017, the number of homeless individuals in the City of Oakland increased by 26 percent, and we are not alone: California accounts for 50 percent of the nation's homeless population.
There are many reasons behind these staggering statistics. Skyrocketing housing costs, an ever increasing technical workforce, a housing inventory deficit, and a decrease in state funding are all contributing forces.
Homelessness is an extremely complex problem with no single solution.
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