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Population of Addicted Homeless Rises Dramatically in Austin

November 1, 2016 4:36 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , , ,

If you live in the Austin area and have noticed a dramatic increase in the region’s homeless population, you’re not imagining things. A recent survey conducted by Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO) revels a 17 percent increase of homelessness in the past year. Part of this influx is attributable to the homeless-friendly climate found in Austin and nearby areas, where the economically disadvantaged can get a hot meal and find agreeable weather much easier than in other areas of the United States. Some shelters are serving lunch to an average of 300 homeless per day, many of whom are hoping to get a fresh start in Austin and get back on their feet.

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