Diaries of U.S. homeless

Esquire publishes blogs American and British homeless people who run their online diaries, sitting at stations in an Internet cafe or on the streets. Translated by Mikhail Spivakov. Brian L. Frank.

Author: VIEW-SIDEWALK, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA (lost his job in a major advertising agency, and was on the street with his wife and three children when his house was selected because of non-payment on a mortgage.) Day on the street: 1

It's an eviction notice — it's good that it is not hitched for all to see on the front door. Our house will give the property to

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In the U.S. averaged 1,000,000 homeless students

The U.S. Department of Education released the official statistics: the number of homeless children in the United States reached nearly 1 million people. True, it is only those who attend educational institutions. By the way, even five years ago, homeless children and adolescents was 57% less.

How do I find the officials, most of the officially registered homeless minors living in special shelters, cheap hotels, train stations, as well as churches and hospitals. Some were allowed under the roof of the familiar. Many of these children are using drugs and become victims of sexual crimes. Some of them had

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Defenders of the homeless cynicism angered the mayor of New York

Organization for the Protection of the Rights of homeless New Yorkers, Mayor Bloomberg acknowledged one of the most inefficient politicians in the history of the city. Caused a wave of indignation about the mayor's recent statement that "no one today is not sleeping on the street." According to Bloomberg, "The Big Apple homeless people receive from 3 to 10 times more compassion than homeless other major cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami and Seattle."

The word "compassion" the mayor was referring to shelters, free meals, and a number of other city programs, the total value of which exceeds

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Made from them — 37

At the cemetery, the world-famous university city of Cambridge homeless people settled in the ruined graves. The alarm sounded relatives buried: the homeless drink, inject and defecate directly into the graves in which they moved the headstones. They also said that the homeless should be removed from the site unsuitable. In addition to respect for the memory of the dead, much suffering and aesthetic aspect: previously it was considered a very beautiful place, but now have to get passers-by his side. The police promised to take certain measures, for example, under the threat of revocation of the license requires that

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Let the American dream

According to the latest Census Bureau, in the United States, there are over 19 million empty houses and apartments. This is an absolute record in the history of the country

Virtually the entire Blank Real Estate — selected for the debts, put up for sale, abandoned houses and apartments. The concept of empty homes implies that inside objects nobody lives, their doors and windows boarded up, and electricity and water access off utilities.

Experts have estimated that the vacant property (from large condominiums for several families to tiny studio for one person) could easily fit 60 million people

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The U.S. authorities have deprived homeless 89-year veteran of the Second World

Bailiffs evicted from the house 89-year-old veteran of the Second World War, after he pleaded bankrupt and could not pay the bill for the treatment of his wife. Now the house Warren Bodeker in western Montana will go under the hammer on payment of a debt of 109 thousand dollars on medical insurance.

According to Bodeker, funds went to the treatment of his wife. The only source of income is a veteran in the monthly living allowance 981 dollar. The house sold for 155,000 dollars, and after payment of debts and fines veteran will have to go begging.

The

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In the heart of the city homeless tore ovation, playing piano on the street

In the center of the city near the chapel Boim homeless gathered a large audience, quite skillfully performing on the street a few piano tracks, including famous works by Jan Tiersen La valse d’Amelie

Homeless people in the U.S.

American homeless: reliable statistics on the number of homeless people do not have

Approximately 3.5 million people (about one hundredth citizen of the country) in the U.S. have the experience of living on the street for a long period, of which 1.35 million — children.

 

For example, in New York City shelters each night sleeps more than 37 thousand homeless people, of which 16 thousand — children. These conclusions were reached by Research Institute of Urban Urban Institute in 2000. However, these data may be underestimated.

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Hungry America: The superpower number one filled the homeless

Poor Americans who find themselves on the street, may die of hunger because there is no money for their livelihood.

In the U.S., many dining rooms are closed for the poor, and those that "survived" — reduce portions

In the U.S., many dining rooms are closed for the poor, and those that "survived" — reduce portions.

The number of hungry Americans continues to increase. In 21 of the 25 U.S. cities examined the number of requests for food aid for the year increased, but in the federal budget has no money to support soup kitchens

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20,000 children sleep in shelters in New York every day

According to the Homeless Coalition (Coalition for the Homeless), about 20,000 minor children daily spend the night in shelters in New York City. This figure could be much higher, but 65% of the homeless were not able to get into shelters due to lack of availability.

In general, the situation with the homeless catastrophic. Over the last fifteen years, the number of families living on the street, has grown by 15%. Approximately 50,000 people a day do not know where to spend the night. As an accommodation places they choose subway station entrances Building and vacant lots where you

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