One in four homeless are veterans. One in five suffers from severe untreated mental illness
One quarter of homeless are children
Domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness among women
Hud budget slashed over fifty percent
Over five million homes have been foreclosed since 2008
Criminalizing homelessness is steadily increasing
“The human suffering that occurs on Skid Row is astonishing – it will literally take your breath away,"
-Jose Huizar, city councilman and co-chair of the city's Homelessness and Poverty Committee.
United Nations International Adequate Housing Reports http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Housing/Pages/AnnualReports.aspx
City of Los Angeles calls homelessness State of Emergency http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/los-angeles-emergency-homelessness_5601e32de4b08820d91ab31e
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