Homelessness and Poverty Continue to Skyrocket in America
Haven’t you heard the good news? The economy is finally recovering. The Dollar is up, and unemployment is down. Millennials are finally making enough money to move out of their parent’s basement, and the stock market continues to reach record highs. And best of all, our homeless rates are off the charts. We’re in the money baby!
“Whoa, hold on there” You might be saying to yourself “What was that last detail? Yes, the one about the homeless.”
Homelessness in Washington, D.C. has increased by 12.9 percent in the past year. In Memphis, Tennessee, nearly half the demand for emergency food assistance in 2013 has gone unmet. The number of requests for urgent food aid in Philadelphia rose by 20 percent. And in Plano, Texas, homeless shelters with limited capacity were forced to turn away 84 percent of those seeking help.
These statistics come from the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 2014 Hunger…
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