Homeless People In America Essay

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1. Do you know that according to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), there are over 600,000 homeless people in the United States of America on any given night?
2. More than one-third of the homeless people in the United States spend their nights in the cars or under the bridges and some of them just live unsheltered.
3. Do you know that according to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), there are over 138,000 homeless children under the age of 18 in the United States of America? Many of them are unaccompanied as well.
4. As per the National Centre for Homeless Education, in public schools itself, there are over one million homeless children in America who have been forced to share accommodation with
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Do you know that over 5 million homes have been foreclosed since 2008 alone? This is around one in every 10 homes with a mortgage.
12. According to a report by NLCHP, Begging in public is a crime in over 24% of the cities in America. Moreover, 18% of the cities have laws which make sleeping in public a crime.
13. According to NLCHP, there has been a steady increase in the criminalization of homelessness by various states in America. For instance, there are over 43% of states which make sleeping in your car as illegal.
14. Over 15% of the homeless population in America is considered to be chronically homeless. This includes people who are disabled and have been homeless for more than a year.
15. Chronically homeless people are considered to be the most vulnerable of all the homeless population. They are more prone to injuries, trauma as well as behavioural health problems and mental illness.
16. Do you know how many of the young adults under the age of 24 experience homelessness for more than a week? The figures are shockingly at around 55,000.
17. One of the most vulnerable homeless populations is the LGBTQ. There is around 110,000 homeless LGBTQ youth in America. They also make up to 20% of the runaway youths in the
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