Homelessness is a Human Rights Issue
Most mornings, one of the first things I do is check the statistics for this site: how many people have logged onto the site; which posts were read the most within the previous 24 hours; and what search engine queries were used to find the site. Over the last four or five days, I’ve noticed variations on the same theme: "what impact does homelessness have on society?" It’s a valid question – one which I’ve thought about off and on throughout today. Homelessness: The Social Impact « SLO Homeless
National Alliance to End Homelessness: Library: State of Homelessness in America 2011 Report | January 11, 2011 Files: Executive Summary (PDF | 316 KB | 6 pages) State of Homelessness in America 2011 (PDF | 5.05 MB | 48 pages) Since the release of Homelessness Counts: Changes in Homelessness from 2005 to 2007 , the Alliance has chronicled changes in the levels of homelessness in the nation and in individual states and communities to chart our progress toward the goal of ending homelessness. This comprehensive examination not only reveals national and state level homeless counts, but also delves into economic indicators and demographic drivers – taking an in-depth look at risk factors for homelessness. Built upon the most recent nationally available data from the federal Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Health and Human Services, Justice, and other public information sources, this report analyzes the effect the recession has had on homelessness and how it has contributed to an increased risk of homelessness for many Americans.