Wednesday, February 11, 2009
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 Administration.....in 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.