With AFP Story by Veronique DUPONT: US-Poverty-Homeless-Technology Debris and trash is scattered around an empty tent at the Silicon Valley homeless encampment known as "The Jungle" on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in San Jose, California. More than 300 residents of the shantytown have been given notices to leave the area by the morning of Thursday, December 4, 2014. Many of have nowhere else to go. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

There Was A Huge Jump In The Homeless Population In The South Bay

There is no debate that there is a growing problem of people on the verge of homelessness in the South Bay.

According to KTVU, a new study has found “The population of homeless people jumped about 31 percent in Santa Clara County and 42 percent in San Jose over the last two years” and the “count reveals 9,706 homeless people in the county, of which 6,172 are in San Jose”.

This is after the county has committed $234 million toward over 1,400 affordable apartments for homeless people. It seems like the people of the South Bay are trying to find a solution to this growing problem but it is not happening fast enough.

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