Sign Of The Times “Under Pressure”
Here is one mans way of publicizing his plight. Here are some real statistics:
The recession will force 1.5 million more people into homelessness over the next two years, according to estimates by The National Alliance to End Homelessness. In a 2008 report, the U.S. Conference of Mayors cited a major increase in the number of homeless in 19 out of the 25 cities surveyed. On average, cities reported a 12 percent increase of homelessness since 2007.
Although homelessness is a difficult number to measure definitively, it appears that more people—especially families—are sleeping in shelters, living in their cars, and taking up residence in tent communities.
For the First Time in Generations, Households Under Age 55 Are on a Pathto End the Decade with Lower Real Incomes than Their Predecessors.
Map of states with the highest number of homeless. CA is number one.
How you can help in this crisis: NationalHomeless.org
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