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This week at CBPP, we focused on poverty and inequality, food assistance, state budgets and taxes, housing, health, and the economy.  

Chart of the Week —Millions Living Doubled Up Nationwide; Problem Especially Prevalent in South  

Doubled-up
Map:
People living doubled up
Below 50
50 to 100
100 to 150
Over 150
Millions Living Doubled Up Nationwide; Problem Especially Prevalent in South
People living doubled up per 10,000 people in 2019

Note: "Doubling up" = people with incomes below or near the poverty threshold living with others because of economic hardship or housing loss. For more details on what types of household arrangements are considered doubled up, see Richard et al. (2022)

Source: Richard et al. (2022), "Quantifying Doubled up Homelessness: Presenting a New Measure Using U.S. Census Microdata," Supplemental Materials, Section A

Sheltered/Unsheltered
Map:
Sheltered and unsheltered homelessness
Below 10
10 to 15
15 to 20
Over 20
Sheltered and Unsheltered Homelessness Especially Concentrated in West and Northeast
Sheltered and unsheltered homelessness per 10,000 people in 2019

Source: Richard et al. (2022), "Quantifying Doubled up Homelessness: Presenting a New Measure Using U.S. Census Microdata," Supplemental Materials, Section A

Table 1
People Living Doubled Up vs. Those Experiencing Sheltered or Unsheltered Homelessness, per 10,000 People
Table:
People living doubled up vs. those experiencing sheltered or unsheltered homelessness
Doubled-up
Sheltered/Unsheltered
People Living Doubled Up
People Experiencing Sheltered/Unsheltered Homelessness

Note: "Doubling up" = people with incomes below or near the poverty threshold living with others because of economic hardship or housing loss. For more details on what types of household arrangements are considered doubled up, see Richard et al. (2022)

Source: Richard et al. (2022), "Quantifying Doubled up Homelessness: Presenting a New Measure Using U.S. Census Microdata," Supplemental Materials, Section A

 

 

A variety of news outlets featured CBPP’s work and experts this past week. Here are some of the highlights:    

DHS unwinds Trump-era public charge restrictions 
The Hill 
September 8, 2022 

Nashville families are struggling to find housing after being displaced 
NPR 
September 7, 2022 

It’s up to the states to take the lead on paid leave 
The Hill 
September 7, 2022 

Postpartum women never lost Medicaid coverage during the pandemic. But the state told them they did.  
Mississippi Today 
September 6, 2022 

Piden protección permanente para programa DACA
Washington Hispanic 
September 2, 2022 

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