Each year, more than 3 million people experience homelessness in the United States. i
More than 1.5 million children are homeless annually in the United States. That's one in every 50 American children. ii
Twelve major U.S. cities nationally surveyed have reported an increase in homelessness because of the foreclosure crisis. iii
The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities recently reported that food stamp caseloads have increased dramatically in recent months, rising by 2.6 million people or 9.6 percent between August 2007 and August 2008. iv
- National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
- National Center on Family Homelessness, One in 50 U.S. Children is Homeless, Mar. 13, 2009
- The United States Conference of Mayors, Hunger and Homelessness Survey, Dec. 2008
- Sharon Parrott, Recession Could Cause Large Increases in Poverty and Push Millions Into Deep Poverty: Stimulus Package Should Include Policies To Ameliorate Harshest Effects of Downturn, Center for Budget and Policy Priorities: Washington, DC (Nov. 2008)
EDAR (Everyone Deserves A Roof) currently serves those in need in Greater Los Angeles. EDAR also is also testing units in the communities of Phoenix, AZ, Denver, CO and Camden, NJ.
EDAR distributes units through a network of partnering homeless service agencies. This allows us to identify EDAR candidates as well as to provide EDAR users with additional resources, including social services. EDAR is currently identifying partners to distribute units in order to expand strategically and help homeless individuals in cities we currently do not serve.
We appreciate the help of dedicated volunteers like you. If you are interested in learning more about how you can bring EDAR to your community, please take a few minutes to read the expansion information guide, available here