Poverty: 10 Cities With the Most Homeless People

10. Philadelphia

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Meals are served to the homeless at the Broad Street Ministry in Philadelphia | Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Total homeless: 6,112

A 26% poverty rate, low wages, high housing costs, and a lack of affordable transportation all contribute to the problem of homelessness in Philadelphia, according to Project Home, a local nonprofit group. An opiate addiction crisis is also causing the homeless population in the city to grow, Philly.com reported.

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