2016 statistics related to homelessness. Did you know:
- Eight percent of the homeless population are veterans.
- 4 million veterans are at risk of homelessness.
- Thirty-one percent of the homeless population are youths under the age of 25, 21% of whom are not accompanied by a parent or guardian and they do not have a parent sleeping in the same place as their children.
- Fifty percent of the homeless population are over the age of fifty.
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“Roughly 450,000 patients receive hospital and emergency room treatment for burns each year. This statistic does not account for burn injuries treated in hospital clinics, private medical offices, or community health centers. Of these burn injuries, roughly 3,400 result in death each year. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), burns and fires are the third leading cause of death in the home. It is estimated that a fire related death occurs approximately every 169 minutes, and a fire injury every 30 minutes.”
While the housing market has improved since the worst days of the housing meltdown and recession, millions of Americans remain underwater with their mortgages and millions more can’t get a loan to buy a house. On the rental side, more than 7 million households lack access to adequate affordable housing, with many facing a daily choice between housing, food, and healthcare. Meanwhile, many working families, veterans, the mentally ill and the poor are living in their cars, in homeless shelters, or simply out on the street. That is unacceptable.
The Danna Foundation is committed to being a zealous advocate for affordable housing.