From sputniknews: Alarming Number of Homeless, Hungry Americans Flood Major US Cities, Dec. 28, 2015
“The US capital increased its homeless population by more than 60 percent in 2015.
The biggest cities in the US are struggling from a lack of homeless shelters and food pantries as they appear unable to cope with the rising number of homeless people nationwide, a study by the US Conference of Mayors revealed on Tuesday.
The past year has marked the year of homelessness in the US as Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Seattle — America’s most populated areas — hosted a huge jump in the number of people on the streets, according to the Hunger and Homelessness study. Washington, D.C. ranks first in the list of cities with homeless as figures say it has 28 percent more homeless and 60 percent more transient families. The demand for food for the hungry rose 27 percent over last year’s.
‘More Than a Dozen US Cities Destroy Homeless Camps Days Before Christmas’
“On any given night in the United States, there are an estimated 578,000 people who are sleeping without a roof over their head.
Instead of embracing the spirit of the season and being a little more giving and compassionate than normal, 15 American cities are trying to sweep their homeless members of the community out of public view, NPR reported. Portland, Seattle, Mendota, Eureka, and the rest were “listed in the report on cities giving those who are already having a tough time an even harder one this holiday season.”
Popular Resistance adds Phoenix, New Orleans, Kissimmee, Washington DC, Boise, Honolulu, and NYC.
From UnicornRiot.ninja, Dec. 16: Homeless Forced Out of Tents and into Snowstorm by Denver Police.
“In the early morning of December 15th, Denver police forced dozens of homeless community members of Resurrection Village into blizzard conditions. Since their tiny homes action on Oct. 24th, Resurrection Village members have been sleeping near various unused empty lots owned by the Denver Housing Authority and had set up tents the night before to provide temporary shelter from the impending snowstorm.
Unicorn Riot was at the scene of the newly fashioned tent city and documented Denver Police threatening everyone with arrest if they did not dismantle their camp.” (contains livestream videos)
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