Tuesday, January 03, 2017

The Poor Cost Of Living

In Washington D.C., poverty is a subsidized lifestyle:
In D.C., there are 124 homeless people for every 10,000 residents, more than twice the national average, while homelessness nationwide has gone down 12.9 percent over the last seven years, the New York Times reported.

Survey data was taken from the annual “Point in Time” count distributed by the Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness, a nonprofit that works with the local government.

According to the count, a total of 8,350 people experienced homelessness: 318 lived on the street, 6,259 lived in emergency shelters, and 1,773 lived in transitional housing.

Recent census data shows that outside the number of homeless in the city, 17.3 percent of D.C. residents live in poverty.

Those who work with the homeless and experience homelessness say the reason for the crisis stems from the high cost of urban living.
Driven in part by people who expect others to pay for it...

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