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On the 17th of May, the City of Barcelona conducted its 6th homeless count of the year, noting 956 people sleeping rough, as well as up to 2,099 people in temporary emergency accommodation. The 38 organizations that make up the Homelessness Network (XAPSLL) organised a total of 925 volunteers to participate in the large-scale count in collaboration with the City Council. This count sees the continuation of a consistent annual rise in homelessness, with the number of rough-sleepers increasing by 45.3% over the past decade. The organsation Sant Joan de Déu has recognised three factors that could be adversely contributing to the deteriorating  situation: the increase of short-termrentals, with high increases each 3 years, lack of public housing supply, and an uncertain labour market. For more information, see here.