Combatting Homelessness in Seattle

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Combating Homelessness in Seattle

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, on any given night, over 550,000 Americans are homeless.

In 2017, most homeless people lived in transitional or shelter accommodations – a third or more of the homeless population enduring conditions not fit for human habitation.

About two-thirds of homeless people are single, the remainder families with children, including unaccompanied children, youths and veterans.

According to the National Coalition for the Homeless, the following factors are the main contributors to the national problem:

— lack of affordable housing;

— poverty, including among low-wage working Americans, earning too little to afford high rents;

— lack of employment opportunities;

— a decline in federal, state and local assistance;

— lack of affordable healthcare;

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