• 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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