What is Homelessness? Who does it affect?

Homelessness in America

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As we approach Father’s Day, we hope that all of the homeless men, women, and children are close to your heart. So we ask the simple question, What is homelessness?  Who does it affect? Does it have a certain appearance, race, sex, or upbringing?

There are an estimated 3.5 million homeless people in America as of this post. This number includes an estimated 1.5 million children.

The Shocking Truth

1/3 of Americans are one paycheck away from being homeless. Two percent of all homeless are unaccompanied minors. Of course, these statistics stood out the most to me, but this organizations webpage is full of statistics that might help us with our campaign.

http://www.nationalhomeless.org/factsheets/How_Many.html

Some additional sobering facts:

EconoMonitor : EconoMonitor » One Third of Americans One Paycheck Away From Homelessness. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.economonitor.com/blog/2011/10/one-third-of-americans-one-paycheck-away-from-homelessness/

Facts and Figures: The Homeless . NOW on…

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About tjmcfee

Freelance writer. Activist on homeless issues. 48 years old. I write about subjects that need to be examined closely and thoughtfully. The idea for Brain Sections came from reading a book about abandoned asylums. I wanted to set a suspense story in that setting. The inclusion of crazed scientists turning homeless people into zombies is what makes the story unique. View all posts by tjmcfee

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