Last Updated on January 2, 2020
Being homeless is not something that you want to be inflicted upon you—especially that healthcare for the homeless is nonexistent.
It is sad that people still have to turn to the streets for shelter in a time where wealth is abundantly present but restrictedly distributed. 1.6 billion is the number of how many people are homeless in the world—that’s a massive number!
However, this number of homeless people is not proportionally distributed across the entire world, which is to say that some cities have a higher homeless population than other cities. In this article, we are going to focus on that. More specifically, we are going to talk about cities with the highest homeless population.
The list, moreover, will feature cities with the highest homeless population in the US, which will give you about the dire situation of homeless people, especially homeless veterans.
All of this goes to show that efforts for helping homeless people need to be increased exponentially in the coming years (general homeless shelters, homeless shelters for families, healthcare for homeless people, housing for homeless, etc.).
#10 – Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Cities from the US are going to come up more than one time on this list and that is a serious matter to consider. In the number 10 spot, we find the city of Boston.
This city, which is situated in Massachusetts, is a member of the club of cities with the largest homeless populations. The number of homeless people that take to the streets of this city is 16,000 man and woman. It seems that there need to be more homeless shelters in Boston!
#9 – Sao Paulo, Brazil
We move south from the United States of America and head to the city of Sao Paulo, which is found in Brazil. This city comes in the number 9 spot on this list with 21,000 homeless people as the total number of homeless people that live without a shelter in the city.