Third World America
Instead, calling on local and state governments to consider homelessness as a state of emergency, and allocating significant
This Presidential election season is one of the craziest, most unpredictable elections in American history. The proposed
I asked them why these people won't come into a temporary shelter. The answers were simple: they had already been in a shelter
For the first time, significant resources are being proposed. The State Senate is proposing $2 billion for housing people
Back home in Los Angeles, where homelessness has increased by 12 percent, the sprawling tent cities of America's homeless remind me of the desperate refugees half a world away.
Comparing Wisconsin and Nicaragua reveals that distinguishing between developed and developing countries is becoming less useful. As poverty grows in places like Wisconsin, poor communities around the world gain more in common with each other.
Earlier this year, a federally-mandated homeless count revealed that Los Angeles' homeless population increased, even though the city and county housed 10,000 people who were homeless in the past three years.
The poor are treated like human ATM machines, and our politicians are actively encouraging their exploitation
Homelessness is a poverty issue. People living on our streets are a result of our nation's inability to save people from falling through a broken social safety net.
Living on the streets for years at a time can rapidly increase one's age, turning any young adult into middle-aged or elderly. And, Jennifer is no exception. Most of those elderly-looking people on the streets are, in reality, decades younger.