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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Drugs, Booze Cause Homelessness, Says America

Posted By on Thu, Nov 15, 2007 at 11:50 AM

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Always a hot topic here in San Francisco, homelessness is perceived by most Americans to be getting worse, according to a new poll. This despite HUD statistics showing a decline in chronic homelessness of 12 percent between 2005 and 206.

What's more, 85 percent of those polled think the cause is essentially their own damn fault: alcohol and drugs, which should send local homeless advocates into a tizzy. But according to the National Coalition for the Homeless, the majority of homelessness is a lot simpler than that: poverty and a lack of affordable housing, plain and simple.

San Francisco Homeless Reality by mateo123today on Flickr

-- Brian Bernbaum

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