Homelessness, hunger on rise in US cities: report

Yep, all those empty malls will come in real handy. Homelessness and hunger increased in an overwhelming majority of 25 US cities in the past year, driven by the foreclosure crisis and rising unemployment, a survey showed Friday. Out of 25 cities across the United States surveyed by the US Conference of Mayors, 83 percent […]

Family homelessness rising in the US

President-elect Barack Obama has vowed to help middle-class US homeowners facing foreclosure, but he has said little about how he will help low-income families made homeless by a worsening economy. Obama has spoken broadly about boosting affordable housing and restoring public housing subsidies. But with economists forecasting a deep recession in 2009, he may find […]

Homeless numbers ‘alarming’

While the banksters are being bailed out the poor go homeless and hungry. For shame. More families with children are becoming homeless as they face mounting economic pressures, including mortgage foreclosures, according to a USA TODAY survey of a dozen of the largest cities in the nation. Local authorities say the number of families seeking […]