• Amazon's HQ2 could drive up homelessness in New York and Washington, DC. Most of Jeff Bezos' $1 billion in donations to homeless groups are going elsewhere

    5 monthes ago - By Chron

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    Jeff Bezos announced the recipients of nearly $1 billion in grants for homeless families, which he will distribute from his Day One Fund.
    The grants are divided among 24 charitable groups, three of which are located in Washington, DC - a metro that will soon host Amazon's second headquarters, or HQ2.
    The other HQ2 site will be located in New York City, where just a single homeless organization has been awarded a Day One grant.
    As both New York and DC await an influx of Amazon employees, they also expect to see a rise in homelessness.
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