Thursday, May 25, 2006

Interesting Poll
re: Homeless Families

Interesting Poll
by Mom Friday May 26, 2006 at 12:50 AM

Here's an interesting poll.

And then, go figure, the City of Las Vegas kicks out Family Promise who has been successfully helping homeless families in a residential neighborhood for the past TEN years. All because they (God forbid) have an office and the neighborhood is not zoned for offices.

May 21, 2006

Jon Ralston on the Family Promise eviction, the latest humiliation of the homeless by the mayor and City Council

Most Americans Misunderstand Homelessness - Poll

"For most Americans, homelessness invokes images of men sleeping in parks or panhandling on the street. However, data reveal another side of homelessness -- it is the face of families with children," explained Nan Roman, president, National Alliance to End Homelessness. "Despite perceptions, our paper shows that homelessness is different and imminently more solvable than Americans believe."

The poll revealed that almost half of the voting public believes that single adult men are more likely to be homeless than families and that only 25 percent of the homeless population is made up by families with children. In reality, over the course of the year almost 600,000 families with 1.35 million children experience homelessness, and 50 percent of the homeless population is made up of people who live in families.

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