Homelessness in and around the San Francisco continues to rise. Coordinated efforts among governments, nonprofits, and the private sector could stem the crisis and spark progress. has reached crisis proportions. The region has the third-largest population of people experiencing homelessness in the United States, behind only
New York City and Los Angeles. Two-thirds of the Bay Area’s homeless residents are living on the street, in their cars, or in encampments, while the remainder live with daily uncertainty over whether their bed at night will be a relative’s couch or a temporary shelter cote.
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Some 130,000 people are homeless in San Francisco, by far the largest population in any state, according to the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness. Lester Holt reports from the streets where the homeless population jumped 16 percent in just a year — to give a firsthand look at the growing crisis