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Series: Homelessness Around Wisconsin

More Wisconsinites have become homeless since the Great Recession, but their numbers have proven difficult to track. In fact, different methods of counting the homeless yield wildly different numbers. But it's clear that homelessness spans both urban and rural areas in Wisconsin, and is having a huge impact on children and families, not just single adults. Researchers, advocates and policymakers across the state are exploring new approaches to address homelessness, from experimenting with the "housing-first" model to proposing controversial ordinances that restrict where people can sleep or ask for money.
 
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Within the health care system, there’s increasing recognition of the role that housing plays in health. Hospitals, insurers and government officials around the country are taking steps to fix health issues that have links to poor housing.
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The number of people who were homeless on a single night in 2019 declined in Wisconsin while the nation saw an overall increase, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Annual Homeless Assessment Report.
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Nearly nine out of every 10 unmet requests from domestic violence survivors in Wisconsin are for housing resources. End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin policy and systems analyst Abby Swetz discusses the intersection of domestic violence and homelessness.
Wisconsin's latest battle over landlord-tenant relations has crucial implications for people enduring abusive relationships.
Madison has reached one goal in reducing veteran homelessness. But it still faces challenges.
The federal government is putting $23 million toward Wisconsin's efforts to end homelessness.
The state's largest non-government effort to help homeless veterans says requests for aid continue to come in by the hundreds each year.
Dangerous wind chills and snow are in the forecast for Wisconsin this weekend. The weather has those who some people who help the homeless ensuring no one is left out in the cold.
Data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development shows homelessness in Wisconsin declined by more than double the national rate this year.
Andrew Hopgood spent eight years going to sleep and waking up in a prison cell serving time for a robbery charge. When he was released in 2008, he lost the shelter prison provided him every night, and he faced the very real problem of where to stay.