What's In a Number? That Depends on How You Define 'Homeless'

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  1. Revmitchell

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    A well publicized report this week that an estimated 1.5 million American children experienced homelessness in 2005-06 did not use the federal definition of homelessness. Instead, it used a different definition that grossly inflated the actual number.

    The report — released Tuesday by the National Center on Family Homelessness and reported by numerous news organizations, including FOXNews.com — estimated that one out of every 50 children in America experienced "homelessness" during that two-year span.

    But rather than using the definition of homelessness established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Massachusetts-based organization used a standard adopted by the Department of Education that includes children who are "doubled up," or children who share housing with other persons due to economic hardship or similar reason.

    The difference? About 1,170,000 children.

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    More liberal lies. :rolleyes: Of course we should also believe man is destroying the earth, and we are headed for economic doom.:laugh:
     
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    Their use of wrong figures does a disservice to all who read these reports. For those truely homeless..... it makes the number look so large that their one among the number looks hopeless. For those truely concerned and participating in charitable projects to shelter and find housing for the truely homeless it makes it look like an overwhelming to impossible tasks. For those who might encourage government assistance...... It can look like a priority to suck revenue for shelter, reducing funds which could be needed more elsewhere. To conservatives who would prefer to participate in volunteer programs (labor or funds) to help the homeless instead of giving up tax dollars to the uncle who doesn't know when enough is enough.

    But it darn sure looks like there's no credibility in the National Center for Family Homelessness when they report a figure of which only 22% is correct!

    Dare I say, they have an agenda, and its not being honest and transparent with the public when 78% of people included in their figure ARE NOT HOMELESS
     
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    Yes you dare!:laugh:
     

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