U.S. Conference of Mayors Releases Annual Hunger & Homelessness Report
The U.S. Conference of Mayors recently released its annual Hunger and Homelessness report. The report is the result of a survey of the 25 cities whose mayors are members of the Conference's Task Force on Hunger and Homelessness. Sixty percent of the cities surveyed said they saw an increase in the number of people experiencing homelessness, with a 7% average increase across the cities. Over 70 percent of the cities reported an increase in homelessness among families; 35 percent reported an increase among individuals.
The report provides an in-depth look at what the communities surveyed believe to be their biggest challenges in the coming year, as well as descriptions of programs the survey cities have undertaken to combat hunger and homelessness.