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This is the critical number that shows when housing breaks down

Seeking shelter: A homeless man in a London underground station Image: REUTERS/Mary Turner

Emma Charlton

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When rent affordability exceeds the 32% tipping point, homelessness rises rapidly. Image: Zillow Economic Research
Seattle and San Francisco are both facing an affordable housing crisis. Image: Zillow Economic Research
The homelessness rate varies by country. Image: OECD, Our World in Data

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Homelessness is a problem in every country. Image: Zillow

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