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|12-31-2013 07:00 PM|
The Most Homeless Children In New York City Since The Great Depression
By Michael Snyder | Economic Collapse Blog | December 10, 2013
According to the New York Times, the last time there was this many homeless children in New York City was during the days of the Great Depression. And the number of homeless children in the United States overall recently set a new all-time record. As I mentioned yesterday, there are now 1.2 million public school kids in America that are homeless, and that number has gone up by about 72 percent since the start of the last recession.
|12-09-2013 09:38 PM|
America's Homeless Kids Crisis
Nov 01, 2013
The raw numbers are shocking: in the 2011 school year, 1,168,354 homeless children were enrolled in preschools and K-12 programs. Even more disturbing is the trend those numbers show: nationally, they represent a 10 percent jump over the previous school year, and a stunning 72 percent increase since the beginning of the recession in 2008.
The crisis is not confined to any one region. Forty-three states reported a rise in the number of homeless kids, and 10 showed jumps of more than 20 percent, according to a compilation of the DOE data assembled by the National Center for Homeless Education [PDF]. The biggest jumps were found in Maine (58 percent), Michigan (42 percent), North Carolina (53 percent), North Dakota (212 percent), South Dakota (35 percent), Vermont (31 percent), and Wyoming (40 percent).
|11-29-2013 12:47 AM|
Readers respond to the homeless man and daughter on Santa Clara VTA bus
By Mark Emmons 11/09/2013
SAN JOSE -- The front-page photo of a father dozing with his young daughter huddled near him covered only with a thin blanket as they spent the night on a public bus instantly became the heart-wrenching picture of homelessness in Silicon Valley.
"That bus story really touched a nerve," Loving said. "But it's really not just this girl. There are hundreds of girls like this, but those families are off the radar. They're not actually on the streets because parents are trying to protect their kids. They're staying in cars or with friends.
"I don't think people really understand homelessness and just who is out there."
A point-in-time census conducted in January counted 7,631 homeless in Santa Clara County. An accompanying survey estimated that 19,063 people would experience homelessness this year in the county.
|11-16-2013 10:29 PM|
FEMA Camps: City to Exile the Homeless; Itís not a Conspiracy Theory Anymore