Who are our homeless?

On any given night in 2013 over 600,000 people in the United States found themselves homeless. Combined they could fill 12 Yankee Stadiums. Homelessness affects young and old of every race, ethnicity and religion. It is not limited to urban centers; rural and suburban homelessness account for over 50% of homelessness in the United States.1 Someone you know- a family member, friend, co-worker, or classmate- was likely homeless at some point in their lives, even though you may not have recognized it. Homelessness has many faces. Each person has their own story. It is up to us to listen.

Homelessness by State – 2013

homelessness by state

 

 

1 https://www.onecpd.info/resources/documents/ahar-2013-part1.pdf

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