Child Homelessness up 33% in 3 years…Hmmm…

Inquiring minds are smirking right now after National Center on Family Homelessness revealed that child homelessness in the US has risen 33% in the previous 3 years. Further, it was reported:

The report paints a bleaker picture than one by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which nonetheless reported a 28% increase in homeless families, from 131,000 in 2007 to 168,000 in 2010.
Dennis Culhane, a University of Pennsylvania professor of social policy, says HUD’s numbers are much smaller because they count only families living on the street or in emergency shelters.
“It is a narrower standard of homelessness,” he says. However, Culhane says, “the bottom line is we’ve shown an increase in the percentage of homeless families.”
The study, a state-by-state report card, looks at four years’ worth of Education Department data. It assesses how homeless children fare based on factors including the state’s wages, poverty and foreclosure rates, cost of housing and its programs for homeless families.

Hmmm…I wonder what else happened three (3) years ago?

Oh, that’s right. There was an election…

…Where the Democrats took control of the Presidency and both Houses.

What’s that sign you see in so many stores?

“If you break it…you own it.”

3 Responses

  1. I would laugh at the “if you break you own it” comment however, a significant increase homeless children/families created by the “Bush Years” is no laughing matter. Wake up people. Obama didn’t “create” the depression. He inherited a deeper recession/depression than was previously thought and has created more private sector jobs in 3 years than Bush did in 8.

  2. There are 4 rules to avoid poverty: ANYONE can do these.
    1.Finish high school.
    2. Do not have a baby before age 20
    3. Do not get married before age 21.
    4. Do not commit a crime.
    Four simple rules, but most people who end up in poverty, have broken one (or more).

    • I’ve never seen more unsubstantiated claims on one website…

      There are three rules to avoid being racist, classist, and ignorant:
      1. Check the facts.
      2. Report the facts.
      3. Cite the facts.

      Three simple rules, yet the authors of this website remain racist, classist and ignorant.

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