Hunger and homelessness are increasing in America, evidence that even if the economy is improving for some, the number of people outside the recovery is increasing. The need for food assistance increased 3%. The number of homeless people increased by 1.7%. Both needs are being driven by stagnant or decreasing wages and rising rents. For those that have housing, less money is available for food. For those without housing, the likelihood of renting is becoming more difficult. In both food and housing, about 25% of the need isn’t being met, for a variety of reasons.
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So we’ve returned to Dickens-era conditions? Bah, humbug!
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