President Barack Obama ended one war and is winding down another, bringing home tens of thousands of U.S. troops. Now he wants them to pay him back – with votes…
The stated goal of this program is to assist veterans in finding new work and housing. The government has also set a goal to eventually get all veterans off the street and in to homes. This may be easier said then done, as I have discovered in my own situation…
There are many reasons people become homeless, and the combination of factors that lead to homelessness are different for every individual.
As of 2009 in the Seattle King County area there are about 10,000 homeless people living among the streets or in shelters. Every year a one night count is conducted to count the number of homeless persons in the King county area. This count is conducted by The Seattle King County Coalition on Homelessness (SKCCH).On January 30, 2009 the street count of the amount of homeless individuals was 2,827, the amount of homeless individuals in Emergency Shelters was 2,522, and the amount of homeless individuals in Transitional housing was 3,582. For a total of 8,961 counted homeless people.
The percent of homeless individuals by race in the year 2009, living in shelters consisted of; African American populated 40%, White 31%, Hispanic 12%, Multi-racial 6%, Asian/ Pacific Islander 4%, Native American 2%, with 5% unknown.
The ages of homeless individuals in King County Housing shelters include; From 0–5 years of age there were 895 homeless, ages 6–12 total of 714, ages 13–17 total of 422, ages 18–25 total of 723, ages 26–54 total of 2593, ages 55–64 total of 584, and ages of 65 years and older held 203 homeless individuals.
Roman also says African-Americans are overrepresented in the homeless population. “African-Americans are disproportionately poor and closely associated with deep poverty due to discrimination issues and the lack of higher education needed for steady employment,” she said.
“From homeless to Howard” might sound like the title of a movie, but for 19-year-old James Ward, this is his reality — though it still feels like a dream.
Vera said the goal is to create a regional plan to reduce unnecessary readmissions among homeless patients, resulting in less costly, better care — and fewer cases of so-called patient dumping.
Medicare is a social insurance program administered by the United States government, providing health insurance coverage to people who are aged 65 and over; to those who are under 65 and are permanently physically disabled or who have a congenital physical disability; or to those who meet other special criteria like the End Stage Reneal Disease program (ESRD). Medicare in the United States somewhat resembles a single-payer health care system but is not. Before Medicare, only 51% of people aged 65 and older had health care coverage, and nearly 30% lived below the federal poverty level.