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January 18, 2015
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The U.S. Conference of Mayors' Assessment on Hunger and Homelessness

In its annual assessment, the U.S. Conference of Mayors found increased demand this year for emergency food and housing across 25 cities whose mayors are members of the Conference’s Task Force on Hunger and Homelessness.

Findings on Homelessness:

-Overall, the total number of homeless persons increased across the survey cities by 1%.
-The number of families experiencing homelessness increased by an average of 3%.
-The number of unaccompanied individuals experiencing homelessness over the past year decreased by an average of just under 1%.
-For families with children, the single leading cause of homelessness cited by city officials was lack of affordable housing, followed by unemployment, poverty, and low-paying jobs.

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