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Regional News: New Mexico’s rise in homelessness highest in the nation; Colorado shows reduced number

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Courtesy U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development

By KRQE Media

Homelessness in the state is the highest in the nation.

The U.S. Department of Housing’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report found that New Mexico had the nation’s largest percentage increase in homelessness during the last year with an increase of 27%. Overall, the state comes in the middle of the pack for the overall estimated number of homeless.

New Mexico also has the highest increase in chronic homelessness at 57.6%. The report states that of the 2,464 homeless individuals in 2019, about 52% were chronically homeless.

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