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Immigrants Experiencing Homelessness

By / December 6, 2018 / / 0 Comments

Many people experiencing homelessness are immigrants, some of which are undocumented. With the recent political legislature, more immigrants are facing homelessness, housing discrimination, and some are living in detention centers still separated from their children. In 2016, the Pew Research Center estimated an immigrant population of 43.7 million (1).  Approximately 25% or  around  10 million […]

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Health and Homelessness

By / September 27, 2018 / , / 0 Comments

In 2017, 20% of the homeless population reported to have mental health issues, 16% have chronic substance abuse, and more than 10,000 homeless people have AIDS/HIV. (1) People who are homeless have higher risks of contracting  chronic illnesses compared to the general population. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, many homeless face heart […]

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Youth Homelessness

By / August 28, 2018 / / 0 Comments

Youth Homelessness are individuals under the age of 18 that experience homelessness at some point throughout their adolescence. According to a recent study conducted by the Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, one in thirty children ages 13 to 17 experience homelessness or are unaccompanied by a parent or guardian in America. As they […]

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How the Coalition for the Homeless Plans to end homelessness in New York

By / May 31, 2018 / , / 0 Comments

The Coalition for the Homeless is a non profit organizations who believes that affordable housing, sufficient food, and the opportunity to work for wages are a fundamental right. Their mission is to help people who are experiencing homelessness receive that basic right. Through litigation, public education, and direct services, the Coalition for the Homeless has […]

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