Homeless

homelessness

This week’s “Say It In Song” pick is ”Homeless,”performed by Paul Simon on the album Graceland.

“Strong wind destroy our home
Many dead, tonight it could be you
Strong wind, strong wind
Many dead, tonight it could be you”

On any given night in this country, 700,000 to 2 million people are homeless. Nearly 44% of the homeless population is comprised of single men while single women make up approximately 13%. Families with children and unaccompanied minors comprise 36% and 7% respectively.

It’s a national disgrace. Will anything be done or will, in the wealthiest nation in the world, it be yet another thing we simply talk about but find no way to match our words with our national policies?

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