Annual Conference of Mayor’s report on Hunger & Homelessness 2012

1207432004792232476sleeping%20shelter%20black.svg.medPress Release: December 20, 2012 by U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Annual Report on Hunger and Homelessness Documents Growth in Demand, Shortfall in Services, Concern for Future

Washington, D.C. — A survey report issued just days before the threatened sequestration of federal funding forecasts the need for more, not less, spending in the year ahead to support of growing numbers of hungry and homeless families and individuals in America’s cities.

Not surprisingly, unemployment and poverty lead the list of causes of hunger citied by officials in the 25 survey cities; lack of affordable housing, poverty, and unemployment are seen as the main causes of homelessness.

Link to press release: <http://www.usmayors.org/pressreleases/uploads/2012/1219-release-HH.pdf>

Link to report: <http://www.usmayors.org/pressreleases/uploads/2012/1219-report-HH.pdf>

 

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