Wednesday, February 11, 2009

So do the FEDS get HOW serious the Homelessness Problem is in America ?

So I have been trying to find RECENT statistics on Homelessness, and on the internet, most of the stats are from 2000...(that's right, the stats from the Bush years do not exist) Go ahead and click the title, and you will find the Current Government Page, that 's right - it is ONE lousy page. And then there are links to PDF's. Now here's a clue for the FEDS, people that are homeless reading about Resources at a Library- can NOT Download a PDF !!!

HOW can Funds be distributed to the people that are homeless and resources provided if there are NO Recent Numbers ? I know people are more than a Number, but this is criminal. WHY are there no stats even on Katrina Refugees ? VETS ? Elderly ? Families ?

ONE lousy page.....
I think I need to write to the Obama the meantime it is good to know there are Shelter and Soup Kitchen Resources in DC that are worth reading about.....

So I was working on this post....and Obama held a Town Hall meeting in Fort Myers, and he actually reached out and comforted Henrietta Hughes, a Homeless woman living in a her car for over a year with her son......I don't remember the last time I saw a President....or any elected person reach out to a Homeless person.


ZenYenta said...

Henrietta Hughes may have a place to call home now. Someone heard her who could help. Of course, that's one house. There are millions of her in this country and it's going to take some time to fix that problelm. It's been building for almost 30 years now.

Fran said...

Obama allowed ABC news hang with him for a day & a comment he made was that he is going to really try to get out in public, out of the beltway, so he does nt lose touch with the people.

There are a whole lot more Henrietta's out there- one of the main reasons people go bankrupt is medical costs.

I worry that because we are in such financial ruins, healthcare will take a back burner, if only for lack of funds.

travelingman said...

Just two weeks ago my cousins father walked away from his home of 40 years. He and his wife had been having serious illnesses and they kept refinancing to pay doctor bills! It then got to the point that they just could not afford the mortgage any more.

We have old 8mm movies of my cousin and I celebrating his second birthday in that house. It is enough to make me want to cry.

They have moved in with my cousin, I cannot even imagine being in my late 60's and having to move in with my grown child and live in their basement or be homeless.