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The current economic state has caused many Americans to wonder: how many homeless people are in America? This shouldn’t be a surprise to us; with the rising number of layoffs, intensifying quantity of foreclosures, and increasing requests for government assistance, our nation should be questioning just how many of our fellow citizens have been unable to make ends meet.
Although the National Alliance to End Homelessness is able to provide some answers to this query in their just-published video fact sheet, they also warn that the majority of available numbers are taken from a one night count in 2007. With that being said, they believe the next point-in-time census (completed in January of 2009, official results are expected in summer 2010) will show how the slumping economy has influenced the percentages and demographics of the homeless population.
In this data-focused video, William Sermons, director of the Homelessness Research Institute at…
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