Seniors on the streets: Growing number of older people in Sacramento are experiencing homelessness

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“After working for years, many are living on fixed incomes that simply cannot compete with the rise in the cost of living. Without adequate familial and community support, some of these individuals are finding themselves without a home while simultaneously trying to navigate the struggles that accompany aging.

According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, people over 50 living on the street now make up 31% of the nation’s homeless population.”

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