Benefiting from the Internet
350,000-500,000 people everyday have no place to call home.
More than 75% are families
The majority are “working poor”
Homelessness on the Internet
The internet contains huge masses of information and many resources on homelessness and organizations that can help the homeless with their struggles on the streets.
Many of these resources are not just for housing, but also offer help with the job market, food for their families and health care when needed.
Having an email address can also be a link between family and friends for the homeless.
Urban Working Families
Most cannot afford rent
$19.69hr pay is needed to rent a 2 bedroom apartment
Which is 3x minimum rage
Every year 100,000 fewer houses or apartments are built that are needed
40% of Californians pay more than half their income for rent
One in every 100 California residents is homeless
There is a great need for affordable housing in California
AB34-$55 million for programs including housing assistance
Proposition 46- $2.1 billion housing bond
$1.95 million for supportive housing programs
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Stein, Joel. “The Real Face of Homelessness”. Time Magazine 20 Jan 2003
"Nunez Costa da Ralph"
Nunez Costa da Ralph. “Are Shelters the Answer to Family Homelessness?”. USA Today. January 2003
Housing and Urban Development. 29 Nov.2004. 7 Dec.2004.< http://www.hud.gov>
National Homeless Alliance. 1 Dec. 2004.
8 Dec.2004. <www.nationalhomeless.org>