7 Facts about Poverty!

  1. The poverty rate of Asians and Hispanics were “statistically identical” in 2008, at 22.4 percent and 23.5 percent, respectively.

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http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/nyc-poverty_n_5240355.html

2. In recent years, homelessness in New York City has reached the highest levels since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

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3. The number of homeless New Yorkers sleeping each night in municipal shelters is now 91 percent higher than it was ten years ago.

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4. Research shows that, compared to homeless families, homeless single adults have much higher rates of serious mental illness, addiction disorders, and other severe health problems.

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http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/basic-facts-about-homelessness-new-york-city/

5. There are a group of individuals that dedicate their time to encourage people living in the street to move into transitional and permanent housing.

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http://www1.nyc.gov/site/dhs/outreach/outreach.page

6. One quarter of homeless people are children. This includes living with other people, parks, cars, bus or train stations.

 

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-quigley/ten-facts-about-homelessn_b_5977946.html

7. Many reasons for becoming homeless include, lack of affordable housing, job loss, lack of health care, substance abuse, and domestic violence.

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http://www.frontsteps.org/u-s-homelessness-facts/

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