October 5th, 2020

Phoenix

homelessness in US and Japan

The US feds claim 500,000 homeless people in the US; outside counters claim 1.5 million. (Wikipedia, numbers a few years old and different years.)

Japan, with 1/3 the population, claims 25,000 homeless people at the 2003 peak and 5,000 in 2018.

I don't know anything about comparative methodology, or homeless specific policies; I do know Japanese zoning, and it's much closer to a 'free market' in housing than the US has seen since 1930. See the comment count unavailable DW comments at https://mindstalk.dreamwidth.org/569619.html#comments