Monday, January 2, 2017

End Homelessness NHV 2017

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There are many misinterpretations involving the homeless in downtown New Haven, a lot of misperceptions and perhaps a disconnection between the reality of the situation and the solution to the problem: that problem is, and continues to be, homelessness.

In order to properly address the issue, the plan in 2017 with @nhvorg is to address the issue and come up with creative ways of solving a perpetual problem that is worthy of attention.

One reputed organization's most recent statistics indicate:

  • In January 2015, 564,708 people were homeless on a given night in the United States.
  • Of that number, 206,286 were people in families, and
  • 358,422 were individuals.
  • About 15 percent of the homeless population - 83,170 - are considered "chronically homeless” individuals.
  • About 2 percent - 13,105 - are considered "chronically homeless” people in families.
  • About 8 percent of homeless people- 47,725 - are veterans.

A video posted by #NHV: New Haven, Connecticut (@nhvorg) on

Do you have any suggestions on how the issue should be addressed? Is there any better solution beyond jobs and housing? Let's discuss ways of increasing jobs and housing in the area.