Thursday, June 17, 2010

Number of homeless down, but homeless families up (Associated Press)

Associated Press reports that the number of homeless families continue to climb (see full article here).  The belief is that most of this is related to the recession which is not a surprise to us at Family Promise.  The source for this article, a HUD report released Wednesday June 16th states:

"It may be that many families already at risk of becoming homeless lacked sufficient support networks and became homeless almost immediately after the economy turned down"

"A much larger group turned to family and friends and may be doubled up and still at great risk of becoming homeless."

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