So our news of the week is clear: on Wednesday, January 18, the Alliance released new report, The State of Homelessness in America 2012. Like last year’s, this report includes state by state counts as well as analysis of eight related indicators including severe housing cost burden and doubled up households (this year’s headliners).
To our great surprise and delight, some major news media have some interest! A big thanks to CNN, the Huffington Post, MSNBC, and Reuters for highlighting some of the findings from the report. The Fiscal Times and The Nation also went out of their way to spill a little ink on our behalf.
And in related news:
- Across the country, communities started conducting their annual homeless counts; many communities are looking for volunteers to help canvass the neighborhood.
- Popular Mechanics, ran a short online post analyzing the way the District of Columbia counts homeless veterans and sheds important light on the process.
- On Tuesday, a man was charged with the murder of four homeless men. The serial killer caused quite a stir last week in the Los Angeles, CA area, especially among homeless men and women and direct service providers.