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Are We Shutting the Door on Homeless Families?

UN 6.1 Databank Social Media-2

Across 25 major American cities surveyed, 1 in 4 people seeking emergency shelter was turned away. This included families with children. 73% of cities turned away homeless families with children because no beds were available.

 

Source: The U.S. Conference of Mayors 2014 Status Report on Hunger & Homelessness.