Opinion

Top Ten Homelessness Trends and Issues in 2017

By | Jan 3, 2018

Historians will probably describe what happened in our country this year as unprecedented, historic, extraordinary, perhaps even bizarre.

How will historians document 2017’s trends and issues regarding our country’s homelessness issue? Here is my top ten list:

TEN: A United Nations report documents extreme poverty in the USA. We typically think of “third world” countries when we examine abject poverty in the world. A recent U.N. report, however, looked at homelessness and poverty in America, dispelling the myth that poverty only occurs in under-developed nations. Of course, anyone who took a stroll through downtown Los Angeles’s “skid row” neighborhood would think they were in some impoverished nation, other than the USA.

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