Medical Debt Biggest Cause of South Florida Homelessness

A Miami New Times survey finds the top three reasons people in South Florida become homeless are all medical-related issues.

Drug addiction and mental health rank just below medical debt on the list:

“The stats come from addictions.com, where survey takers conducted in-person interviews with 32 homeless people in Broward and Palm Beach this past July. Overwhelmingly, interviewees said they’d been financially crippled by hospital bills they couldn’t pay or an addiction they couldn’t kick on their own.”