US cities expand affordable housing to solve homeless crisis

More major cities are reviving single-room occupancy housing as poverty becomes a growing epidemic.

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    Many Americans live in poverty, unable to find affordable housing.

    For more than a century, thousands were spared from homelessness by inexpensive, single-room hotels; but rising costs and the lure of growing real-estate values diminished the number of these homes across the US.

    That is starting to change.

     

    Al Jazeera’s John Hendren reports from Chicago.


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