Friday, January 30, 2004

A December U.S. Conference of Mayors hunger and homelessness report shows that despite the President's claim of recovery, hunger and homelessness continued to rise in major American cities over the last year.

From the report: "As the overall economy remained weak, requests for emergency food assistance increased by an average of 17 percent over the past year, and requests for emergency shelter assistance increased by an average of 13 percent in the 25 cities surveyed.


"This survey underscores the impact the economy has had on everyday Americans," said Conference of Mayors President and Hempstead (NY) Mayor James A. Garner. "The face of homelessness has changed and now reflects who we least suspect.

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