Hunger, homelessness on the rise in major United States cities, study finds
Hunger and homelessness, is on the rise in major cities across the United States, largely due to low wages and a lack of affordable housing, according to a new report.
Many of America’s largest cities continue to grapple with rising food insecurity and homelessness, according to a report released by the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Tuesday.
Among all the cities surveyed, emergency food assistance rose by an average 2.8 percent. The U.S. Conference of Mayors 2015 Status Report on Hunger & Homelessness found a 12.4 percent increase in the number of homeless families and the 11.7 percent increase in homeless individuals between September 2014 and August 2015.
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