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					Homelessness
      Causes of Homelessness
•   Poverty
•   Lack of Employment and Housing
•   Lack of Public Assistance
•   Lack of Affordable Health Care
•   Domestic Violence
•   Mental Illness
•   Addiction
   Who are the Homeless?
The National Coalition for the Homeless
defines a homeless individual as someone
who “lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate
          night-time residence.”
       Who are the Homeless?
      Results of a 2004 survey by the U.S.
              Conference of Mayors:
•   49% African-American
•   35% Caucasian
•   13% Hispanic
•   2% Native American
•   1% Asian
     Who are the Homeless?
• Single men make up 43% of the homeless
  population; single women make up 17%
• Families with children make up
  approximately 33% of the homeless
  population

				
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