February 10, 2022

Evans Ph.D. Student Matt Fowle’s Research Examining the Rise in Homeless Deaths

The rising number of homeless deaths in the U.S. is one of the most pressing, yet often overlooked, realities of the current homelessness crisis. Research and data tools produced by Evans School of Public Policy and Governance Ph.D. student Matt Fowle show that homeless deaths increased by 77% in 20 large urban centers over the past five years. Fowle’s research and data tools shared through his research website Homeless Death Counts were central to a feature article in The Guardian examining how addiction, exposure to risk, and untreated chronic illness are key causes behind rising homeless deaths. While the COVID pandemic accelerated the increase in homeless deaths, Fowle’s data shows that homeless deaths were rising well before 2020.

Link:  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/feb/07/homelessness-is-lethal-deaths-have-risen-dramatically 

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