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59% of Americans are Just One Paycheck Away from…

59% of Americans are Just One Paycheck Away from Homelessness


Homelessness is a complex issue that often goes unspoken. The gap between making it and homelessness is shrinking, even in Silicon Valley, one of the richest areas in the country. Some people have to sleep on the sidewalk because they can’t afford rent, and yet there is a common notion that homelessness is a choice. This is not true in the majority of cases.

Homelessness is often caused by factors beyond a person’s control, such as: job loss, medical bills, domestic violence, mental illness, substance abuse, and lack of affordable housing. People who are homeless are often stigmatized and discriminated against. They may have difficulty finding work, housing, and healthcare. They may also be victims of crime and violence.

We need to talk about homelessness and challenge the stigma that surrounds it. To give you a much better perspective, please watch this short video.