May 072023

Lack of affordable housing coupled with rising rents appears to have worsened Durham’s homelessness problem, according to an analysis by a Durham non-profit. In a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Housing for New Hope shared the results of its annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Count, which seeks to estimate the number of people experiencing homelessness (both sheltered and unsheltered) in Durham. The count, conducted earlier this year, saw a 10 percent increase in unsheltered homelessness compared to last year.  The results suggest that Durham city and county may need to step up services–and confront deeper systemic issues–for a population struggling to find stable housing in one of the country’s hottest real estate markets. “We are really feeling the loss of…

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