The best thing I’ve read today

about the state of Homelessness and need for compassion. Thank you kathy.silverberg@comcast.net  and The Herald Tribune. http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20100521/COLUMNIST/5211011/2107/BUSINESS?p=3&tc=pg

Here are the (in my view) the best quotes:

  • Homelessness is a complicated issue that does not have a single solution.
  • Military veterans are also overrepresented among the homeless population. The Veterans Administration estimates that 20 percent of the homeless have served in the military, while only 8 percent of the total population has veteran status.
  • 63 percent of homeless women have experienced abuse.

  • It would be interesting to know if government leaders and policymakers who espouse the need to crack down on “vagrants” understand that families, veterans and abused women make up a large part of the homeless population they are targeting.

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