US homeless numbers stay about the same as before pandemic


              FILE - A homeless encampment is shaded by a tree in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. President Joe Biden's Administration announced Monday, Dec. 19 it is ramping up efforts to help house people now sleeping on sidewalks, in tents and cars as a new federal report confirms what's obvious to people in many cities: Homelessness is persisting despite increased local efforts.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
            
              FILE - Pine Street Inn's Director of Outreach Michael Andrick, center, and Kyra Boyer, left, a clinical supervisor on the behavioral health outreach team, talk with a homeless man, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022, in Boston. President Joe Biden's Administration announced Monday, Dec. 19 it is ramping up efforts to help house people now sleeping on sidewalks, in tents and cars as a new federal report confirms what's obvious to people in many cities: Homelessness is persisting despite increased local efforts.  (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
            
              FILE - A homeless man stands next to his tent in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. Los Angeles. President Joe Biden's Administration announced Monday, Dec. 19 it is ramping up efforts to help house people now sleeping on sidewalks, in tents and cars as a new federal report confirms what's obvious to people in many cities: Homelessness is persisting despite increased local efforts.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
            
              FILE - David Hernandez, a 62-year-old homeless man, crawls into his bed made with cardboard boxes in Los Angeles, late Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. President Joe Biden's Administration announced Monday, Dec. 19 it is ramping up efforts to help house people now sleeping on sidewalks, in tents and cars as a new federal report confirms what's obvious to people in many cities: Homelessness is persisting despite increased local efforts.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
US homeless numbers stay about the same as before pandemic