Vacant Houses Outnumber Homeless People in U.S.
Posted on Dec 31, 2011
There are more than five times as many vacant homes in the U.S. as there are homeless people, according to Amnesty International USA. Since 2007, banks have shuttered about 8 million American houses, almost doubling the previous number, while 3.5 million homeless shiver in the cold. Experts expect 8 million to 10 million more foreclosures in the years ahead. —ARK
Human Rights Now:
In the last few days, the U.S. government census figures have revealed that 1 in 2 Americans have fallen into poverty or are struggling to live on low incomes. And we know that the financial hardships faced by our neighbors, colleagues, and others in our communities will be all the more acutely felt over the holiday season.
Along with poverty and low incomes, the foreclosure rate has created its own crisis situation as the number of families removed from their homes has skyrocketed.
Since 2007, banks have foreclosed around eight million homes. It is estimated that another eight to ten million homes will be foreclosed before the financial crisis is over. This approach to resolving one part of the financial crisis means many, many families are living without adequate and secure housing. In addition, approximately 3.5 million people in the U.S. are homeless, many of them veterans. It is worth noting that, at the same time, there are 18.5 million vacant homes in the country. …
Source: Truthdig Post: Vacant Houses Outnumber Homeless People in U.S.
This is utter immorality on a national scale! This is what people should be protesting. Absolutely raising holy hell over! Instead, the nation is pre-occupied with feeling good over eating a stupid chicken sandwich! My god Christians have such utterly perverse priorities, certainly not those of Christ! Pick and choose, boys and girls! Pick and choose! And as long as one’s faith practice makes us feel good, feel special, feel safer, and doesn’t put us out of our precious zone of comfort and convenience then it’s got to be the will of God!
I just get so fed up with the superstitious crazy stuff! The hypocrisy! The lack of kindness! The greed, greed, greed. And it is thriving deep down in the marrow of the church!