Numbers on Homelessness Artificially Inflated
Posted by iusbvision on March 14, 2009
This is how these groups and the government scare you into accepting more taxes and central control.
What’s In a Number? That Depends on How You Define ‘Homeless’
Friday, March 13, 2009
By Joshua Rhett MillerA well publicized report this week that an estimated 1.5 million American children experienced homelessness in 2005-06 did not use the federal definition of homelessness. Instead, it used a different definition that grossly inflated the actual number.
The report — released Tuesday by the National Center on Family Homelessness and reported by numerous news organizations, including FOXNews.com — estimated that one out of every 50 children in America experienced “homelessness” during that two-year span.
But rather than using the definition of homelessness established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Massachusetts-based organization used a standard adopted by the Department of Education that includes children who are “doubled up,” or children who share housing with other persons due to economic hardship or similar reason.
The difference? About 1,170,000 children.