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Forum Post: 'THE' Count -- HUD Ignores Millions of Homeless Persons

Posted 1 year ago on Jan. 18, 2013, 5:23 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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Thank you Diane Nilan

The PIT count doesn’t include families that have lost housing and are in motels, eking out their overpriced stays. It overlooks those tenuously doubled-up with friends, relatives, or scarcely-known acquaintances, or, like Melissa, precariously staying in substandard housing.

The U.S. Dept. of Education’s most recent census of students identified as homeless indicates 1,031,069, a number that doesn’t reflect older/younger siblings or parents. HUD’s report to Congress last year was 636,017. Um, quite a difference. And why does it matter?

Grossly inaccurate counts greatly reduce not only emergency shelter, justifying the inadequate resources allocated by Congress for more comprehensive family housing options, sending families spinning in a vortex of survival. Among other parts of this crisis, the little babies and toddlers, in the prime stage of development, get the short end of their parents’ attention and nurturing, thus the kids grow up less likely to succeed. And we all pay.


Excellent article. Especially when the only ones that you see are those that are showcasing shelters that have needs and how well this is all working out. Don't tell me you have this under control when you clearly do not.

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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (27694) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago
[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Exactly.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (27694) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Makes me want to cry that so few are speaking-out about the insanity.

Thanks for the post.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Thank you for kicking it up.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (27694) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

My pleasure gonna tweet it as well.

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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (27694) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Governmental research and action into the issues that face us today.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27694) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Neighborhoods of tomorrow. See your century 21 real estate agent for more details - available housing.

[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

Each county is being robbed of 28 million a month by the financial oligarchs. That would solve the problem in no time flat.

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