It’s about some very, very good news from FloridaRealtors®: Homelessness continues to decline in the U.S., particularly among families with children, veterans and individuals with long-term disabilities. This promising news comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and is encouraging for anyone who works to end homelessness in Florida.
Why? Fifty percent of all homeless people live in only five states, with Florida ranking third behind California and New York. Florida had the largest drop in the total number of homeless individuals both last year and over a five-year span. HUD’s 2016 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress found that 549,928 people nationwide “experienced homelessness” on a single night in 2016, a decline of 14 percent since 2010, the year the Obama Administration launched Opening Doors, a comprehensive strategy to prevent and end homelessness.
That’s still 549,928 too many. Visit this page on Giving Tuesday (November 29, 2016) – or ANY day – to help the Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County.