Tents on grass during Occupy St. Louis City Hall. credit craig currie

Homeless in St. Louis Increased 34% from 2018 to 2022

Homeless and protester camp out in tents on grass during Occupy St. Louis City Hall.
Homeless and protesters camp out in tents on grass during Occupy St. Louis City Hall.

There are more homeless people in St. Louis. According to the St. Louis Continuum of Care, the number of people experiencing homelessness in St. Louis County and the City of St. Louis increased by 34% from 2018 to 2022. This increase is likely due to a number of factors, including:

  • The rising cost of housing in St. Louis
  • The lack of affordable housing in St. Louis
  • The lack of mental health and substance abuse treatment services in St. Louis
  • The lack of job opportunities in St. Louis

The increase in homelessness in St. Louis is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. There are a number of things that can be done to address this problem, including:

  • Building more affordable housing
  • Expanding mental health and substance abuse treatment services
  • Creating more job opportunities
  • Providing more support services for homeless people

It is important to remember that homelessness is a complex issue with no easy solutions. However, by working together, we can make a difference in the lives of homeless people in St. Louis.