The number of homeless people in America is rising to what some call “alarming numbers.” To quote one official, we’re facing “a perfect storm of foreclosures, unemployment and a shortage of affordable housing.” And this is happening not just in inner cities, but in suburbia – in your neighborhood. Yet many of us either don't see the problem or aren't acknowledging it. How to cope with Suburban homelessness is on the next episode of Fresh Outlook.
William Sermons is the Director of the Homelessness Research Institute at the National Alliance to End Homelessness in Washington, DC.
Lawrence Levy is the Executive Dean at the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University in Long Island, NY.