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Five Reasons Why Homelessness is Not Discussed in the 2016 Presidential Election

Unlike the topics of foreign policy, or the economy, or education, homelessness is just not a priority among presidential candidates. Here are five reasons why:

Could the Homeless Vote Sway an Election?

Consider this: In 2010, more than 600,000 Americans were currently homeless during a week-long count conducted in communities across the country. That same year, more than 1.6 million Americans were homeless at some point during the calendar year. To put it in perspective, the difference between the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates in 2000 was less than 600,000 votes.