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Hunger and Homelessness Survey 2006: Status Report on Hunger and Homeless in America's Cities: A 23 City Survey
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For more than 20 years, the US Conference of Mayors has reported on shortages of emergency food, shelter medical care, income and energy assistance in the nation's cities. To assess the status of hunger and homelessness in America’s cities during 2006, The U.S. Conference of Mayors surveyed 23 major cities whose mayors were members of its Task Force on Hunger and Homelessness. The survey sought information and estimates from each city on 1) the demand for emergency food assistance and emergency shelter and the capacity of local agencies to meet that demand; 2) the causes of hunger and homelessness and the demographics of the populations experiencing these problems; 3) exemplary programs or efforts in the cities to respond to hunger and homelessness; 4) the availability of affordable housing for low income people; and 5) the outlook for the future and the impact of the economy on hunger and homelessness. (Authors)

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2006
Washington, D.C.
202-293-7330