Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Bad news in the US

 Hunger and homelessness is on the rise in major cities across the United States, largely due to low wages and a lack of affordable housing, according to the US Conference of Mayors in its annual Hunger and Homelessness Survey. 

The largest increase in homelessness was in Washington, DC, the nation’s capital, where the number of people experiencing homelessness rose by 28 percent and the number of homeless families went up by 60 percent. Requests for emergency food assistance in the city rose by 27 percent during the same period.

Los Angeles and Seattle also experienced sharp increases in homelessness.

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