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All 5 States with Worst Homeless Problems Governed by ‘Democrat Trifectas’

By Craig Bannister | December 22, 2020 | 2:22pm EST
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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Each of the five states with worst homelessness problem is governed by a “Democrat trifecta,” in which a governor has the luxury of both a senate and house controlled by his party. Nationally, 26 of the nation’s 50 governors are Republicans.

A ranking of states with the highest number of homeless persons per ten thousand residents by home and moving services company Porch.com finds that New York leads the nation with 47.3 homeless persons per ten thousand population, based on analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2019 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress.

All five of the states with the worst homeless problems have Democrat trifectas, according to a report by Ballotopedia.com.

  1. New York:
    1. Total homeless population per 10k: 47.3
    2. Percentage of homeless population chronically homeless: 7.8%
    3. Dem Trifecta (Gov. Andrew Cuomo)
  2. Hawaii
    1. Total homeless population per 10k: 45.3
    2. Percentage of homeless population chronically homeless: 27.6%
    3. Dem Trifecta (Gov. Ige)
  3. California
    1. Total homeless population per 10k: 38.3
    2. Percentage of homeless population chronically homeless: 27.5%
    3. Dem Trifecta (Gov. Gavin Newsom)
  4. Oregon
    1. Total homeless population per 10k: 37.6
    2. Percentage of homeless population chronically homeless: 30.9%
    3. Dem Trifecta (Gov. Kate Brown)
  5. Washington
    1. Total homeless population per 10k: 28.3
    2. Percentage of homeless population chronically homeless: 22.6%
    3. Dem Trifecta (Gov. Jay Inslee)

While New York tops the list in terms of the number of homeless per ten thousand population, it ranks well below the next four states in terms of the percentage of the homeless population suffering chronic homelessness.

As defined by the study, “Chronic homelessness describes those who have been continuously homeless for a year or more or have experienced more than four homeless episodes (with a combined total of at least one year) in the past three years.”

In New York, 7.8% of the homeless population is chronically homeless, compared to 18.6% nationally.

See full ranking of all 50 states in Porch analysis.

 

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