WASHINGTON — The National Capital Region could face a major economic hit in the next few months unless Congress acts to halt looming across-the-board cuts to the federal budget, according to a Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments report.
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The first signs of a homelessness crisis in England’s towns and cities are emerging, with increases in rough sleeping, street drinking, crime and antisocial behaviour as a result of swingeing cuts to hostel and housing services, according to a report published on Wednesday.
Today we are releasing the findings from one of the largest human trafficking studies among homeless youth in New York history, and the news is numbing.
Police are investigating the death of a homeless man whose body was found Thursday under an overpass…
“It doesn’t feel like it if you’re living here, but compared to many other states, we have an economy that’s less based on, for example, industrial manufacturing so we’ve been less hit by parts of the recession.”
The number of Washington state residents living below the poverty line remained relatively steady from 2009 to 2010. Approximately 781,000 residents, or 11.7 percent, were living in poverty in 2009. The number dropped just slightly in 2010 to 774,000 residents, or 11.5 percent.
Today, The National Alliance to End Homelessness released its annual report, “The State of Homelessness in America,” which revealed that overall homeless decreased by one percent over the past two years.
Roman believes that our struggling economy has led too many people to focus on employment, when it is actually a combination of unemployment and high housing costs that are feeding a potential homeless epidemic.
“They’re more productive than they ever have been and yet that productivity isn’t ending up helping them with their incomes it’s going into corporate profits.”