While the President proposed a few measures that would indeed strengthen the working class, help and protect low-income households and prevent homelessness,
“The President (in a speech of about 6,500 words) only used the word ‘poor’ once; he only referenced poverty in America three times; and he did not use the words ‘low-income’ at all.”
Propose increasing the minimum wage which would help households pay rent and prevent homelessness; and
Ask Congress to replace and avoid the sequester which, as we know, would significantly hurt federal homelessness and housing programs.
Instead of being “a fact of life in the developed world,” homelessness is a solvable problem and there is something that we can do. Seif gives a call to action,
“Let your elected officials know what you’d like them to focus on in 2013. Tell them to make ending homelessness a priority for our country. There’s a plan they can get behind and there’s funding they can approve to help us keep making progress toward a day when everyone has a place to call home.”
We concur and encourage you to let your members of congress that they need to make ending homelessness a priority for our country!