Wednesday, February 28, 2007
754,000 homeless people living on the streets
CNN reported today that the HUD (the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development) homeless count in January 2005 found 754,000 people living on the streets or in shelters. We at Breakthrough participate in that count every year by supplying the information about the number of residents in our shelters. Some of us have also gone out to try to find the people living under bridges and in the alleys, etc. The count does not include people who are sleeping on the sofas of there friends and relatives or those who are hidden in abandoned buildings or riding the trains and buses to stay warm all night.