Homelessness in Singapore

Compared with many other countries, Singapore prides itself on its high home ownership rate and prevalence of public housing. Yet, as one of the most expensive cities in the world to live in, we nevertheless have a population of homeless people that sleep rough every night. In this infographic, CAPE sheds light on this group of invisible Singaporeans, attempting to debunk the common misconceptions we have about them, and finally suggesting ways that we can help.


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