The issue of the homeless people has recently become very serious in all American cities. The main reason is the reduction of company staffs. It is one of the key problems now, especially in New York. The destruction of the World Trade Center was the end for a lot of companies and firms, which had their offices there, but the employees were left.
The representatives of the American Coalition for the rotection of the homeless people have recently made a very critical report. As it turned out, some 80 thousand people lost their jobs after the tragic events of September 11, and very few of them have good chances to gain employment with good wages in the nearest future. These people have to pay for their accommodation anyway. Rednews portal reported that there were about 30 thousand people spending their nights in the city shelters, including over six thousand families with small children.
However, the registration records in the shelters do not reflect the real number of the homeless, as there are a lot of those who did not go there. Thus, the number of the homeless has now reached a record; you just have to stroll down the streets of New York.
Four thousand and fifteen jobs were cut during the first month after the events of September 11. In March of last year, the American census bureau counted all the people who do not have a place to live. The figure was 280 thousand people. The data were not real for objective reasons, but it was impressive anyway.
The current situation with homeless people in America has only become more intense. There is some information that says their number totals two to three million people, but as it seems, the American government is not really concerned about that.
Translated by Dmitry Sudakov
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