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Approximately 2.5 million people in the United States are homeless…
1.37 million of the total homeless population in USA are children under the age of 18….40% are families with children, 41% are single males, 14% are single females…
Everyone deserves to have a roof over their head and a place to call home. Millions of Americans have worked hard for years for the opportunity to own their own home; for others, it remains a distant goal. For all of us, having a decent place to live for ourselves and our families is the most fundamental part of the American dream, a source of security and pride.
Not only are thousands of people without homes, there are thousands of homes without people. Boarded-up houses are sitting empty—increasing crime, lowering the value of other homes in the neighborhood, erasing the wealth that lifts families into the middle class.
The Occupy Wall Street movement and brave homeowners around the country are coming together to say, “Enough is enough.” The 99%, are standing up to Wall Street banks and demanding they negotiate with homeowners instead of foreclosing on them.
Occupy Our Homes is a movement that supports Americans who stand up to their banks and fight for their homes. They believe everyone has a right to decent, affordable housing and stand in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement and with community organizations who help the 99% fight for a place to call home.
Check out Occupy Our Homes for more information…
People Of The Street - “Five Bucks On Friday”