February 13 According to American media reports, more and more Americans who have lost their jobs and housing are being forced to live in cars under the coronavirus crisis.
It is estimated that one in 500 Americans is homeless.
According to the report of USA Today on the 12th, Graham Pruss, an academic at the Center for Vulnerability in San Francisco, University of California, said: “In times of crisis, the fragility of our (the United States) system is exposed.”
He noted that millions of people had difficulty affording a decent accommodation before the pandemic, and the coronavirus pandemic had made the housing crisis in the United States worse.
He expects the number of people without permanent housing to see a surge across the United States.” I worry that the United States may face unprecedented growth in the population of mobile shelters and ‘vehicle shelters’,” Prus said.
It is estimated that one in every 500 Americans are homeless, most of which are located on the West Coast and the northeast.
Supporters of the homeless say that the number of people without permanent housing has been underestimated for a long time.
It is more difficult to track thousands of people living in cars than to track people who live on the street or shelter, because their friends often move.
Sarah Rankin, associate professor of law at the University of Seattle and director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project, believes that living in the car is one of the fastest-growing forms of homelessness
And like all measures of homelessness and poverty, as the pandemic has exacerbated the racial gap in financial and housing security in Americans, non-ferrous metals The proportion of race in the car residents is particularly high.
African Americans, multiracial Americans, Hispanics are more likely to be homeless than the national average, and white Americans, according to the National Coalition to End Homelessness.
In 2020, a housing and urban development report noted that African descent made up almost half of the homeless population, but only 13 percent of the total population.