More Homelessness Myths and Facts

The Greater Seattle Cares program published this report in 2013 on 26 commonly held misconceptions about homelessness. These myths & facts apply across the nation, no matter what location.
Here’s an excerpt and fundamental philosophy shared by The Habitation:

“Ending a complex problem like homelessness requires a commitment from all members of our community–government officials, philanthropies, faith and civic groups, communities of color and their institutions and organizations, businesses including small business owners, housing and service providers, and concerned individuals…As a community we can–and we will–end homelessness.”

The state of being homeless is a multifaceted issue for many. A one-size-fits-all approach to eliminating homelessness does not work. We need multiple options available to meet the needs of the unhoused. With community involvement we can make a difference! Will you help us in our efforts to bring a Tiny House Village to the Kenai Peninsula? If you would like to find out how you can volunteer, please contact Krista Schooley at 907-252-2081 or e-mail at:

10 Facts About Homelessness: Fact 1

The Huffington Post printed an article about homelessness back in October, 2014. Some of the statistics supplied by HUD, The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP) , the University of Pennsylvania and others, are staggering.
They have inspired me to create a series of memes sharing these 10 facts over the next two weeks.

The Rest of the Series
Fact 2 : 1/4 of homeless people are children.
Fact 3: 57,000 veterans are homeless each night.
Fact 4: Domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness in women.
Fact 5: Many people are homeless because they cannot afford rent.
Fact 6: There fewer places for poor people to rent than before.
Fact 7: In the past few years, millions have lost their homes.
Fact 8: The government does not help as much as you think.
Fact 9: 1 in 5 homeless people suffer from severe mental illness.
Fact 10:  Cities are increasingly making homelessness a crime.