Homelessness Goes Up Under Trump, HUD Sec. Ben Carson Has No Solutions
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released its annual assessment report on homelessness, while HUD Secretary Ben Carson was unable to name on specific solution to the nationwide crisis.
The report found that the estimated number of homeless Americans increased (0.7 percent) for the first time since 2010, notes Yahoo News.
Tens of thousands of volunteers participated in a one-night survey in some 3,000 cities and counties where they found 553,742 homeless Americans.
The report said that 360,867 Americans were in emergency shelters and transitional housing, while 192,875 were without shelter.
Carson failed to offer any specific solutions during a conference call with reporters:
Increasing homelessness, long waiting lists for people get into affordable housing is not just the federal government’s problem. It’s all of our problem. It’s a societal problem.
And the solutions occur when we are willing to work together, recognizing that if we create the right kinds of environments for our people, it leads to much more development.