It’s the Atlantic that makes the case that we might have made as well – one good outcome of this situation is that it brings attention to the very real and disturbing problem of homelessness in the country. From the Atlantic: “An estimated 600,000 Americans are currently homeless, including nearly 70,000 veterans, according to the recently released The State of Homelessness in America from the National Alliance to End Homelessness. That’s a small drop-off from 2009, but U.S. rates are alarmingly high: 21 homeless per 10,000 people across the country.”
BBH, the advertising firm that came up with the “homeless hotspots” concept wrote their own defense on their blog yesterday.
In other news:
- The Associated Press wrote about a report that raises concerns for homeless female veterans and their families;
- Reuters covered homeless single mothers and their struggles to provide for their families; and
- The Detroit Free Press wrote about a White House Conference in their city covering LGBT homelessness and youth homelessness.