Biden hopes to reduce homelessness by 25% by 2025. A plan to decrease homelessness in the US by 25% over the following two years was presented by President Biden on Monday. The more than 100-page plan, which according to officials contains feedback from hundreds of homeless people as well as input from towns around the nation, is released as the nation’s homelessness problem reaches alarming levels. Homelessness has increased following a “steady drop” from 2010 to 2016, according to the US Interagency Council on Homelessness recently issued plan. Data from the preceding year that was available indicated that more than 1.2 million people will experience “sheltered homelessness” in 2020. In the plan, the Biden administration outlined how it would combat homelessness by, among other things, addressing racial disparities, stimulating the development of affordable housing, promoting communication between the federal and local governments, and preventing homelessness altogether.
In a statement included with the plan, Biden said it “will put us on the path to fulfilling my long-term vision to prevent and end homelessness in America.”