New Federal Data Show Homeless Populations Surging Throughout Bay Area

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A person panhandles on a center divider in San Francisco, California on June, 27, 2016. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images))

A combined 25,000 people are homeless in San Francisco, Alameda and Santa Clara counties, according to preliminary federal data released Thursday. Since 2017, when officials last conducted a census, homeless populations have risen by 17 percent in San Francisco and 43 percent in Alameda counties. The city of San Jose has seen a 42 percent increase. We'll discuss what's behind the region's intensifying homelessness crisis.


Kevin Fagan, reporter, San Francisco Chronicle