Philadelphia's Homeless Rate Rises Anew

Philadelphia has long been seen as a model city for its successful efforts to reduce the number of homeless people on its streets.

Much of the credit goes to a federally funded pilot project that provides housing to the homeless without requiring that they first enter treatment for addiction and other problems.

But now the number of people sleeping on Philadelphia's streets is rising again.

Joel Rose reports from member station WHYY.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.