Families on the Streets
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - There's been a surge in the number of homeless families in Massachusetts — a spike that has overwhelmed the state's shelter capacity and forced it to again place homeless families in motels.
It's an increase driven by the sour economy, rising energy costs, escalating unemployment and shortage of affordable housing. For the first time, the state is tracking how many families are winding up homeless due to foreclosures.
"You're seeing a perfect storm," said Robyn Frost, executive director of the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless.
This has been another problem that I have been warning you about. If we go the inflation route....the problem will get much worse. MUCH WORSE!!!!! as wages will never keep up with costs.
Further, this problem is spreading all over America. Mass. is a state with a relatively strong economy.
Here is a snipit from an article from NV:
The struggling economy continues to hit Main Street hard. More and more families are losing their homes, forcing some to live on the streets. News 3's Dan Ball explains why the number of homeless families are dramatically increasing here in Las Vegas.
Catholic Charities says they've noticed that within the last several months, the face of the homeless has changed. It isn't just the single male sleeping on the streets anymore. Now, it's the family who was once living on easy street.
Many other states and cities face similar issues. Dealing with this problem drains resources from already strapped budgets. I have been warning you about this for the past six months. You can either be proactive or reactive.....the choice is yours.
Time to resturcture NOW!!!!!!!!! or the hole will get deeper and deeper.