US Conference of Mayors Hunger and Homelessness Survey 2011
On December 15, The United States Conference of Mayors released their annual report on hunger and homelessness in U.S. cities. In 25 of the 29 cities surveyed for the report, requests for emergency food and housing have increased - with the majority of those requests coming from families. 58 percent of surveyed cities said they experienced an increase in the number of homeless families - up by an average of 15 percent from the previous year. The report also examines programs that cities are implementing to address homelessness and hunger. Three of the cities surveyed are in North Carolina: Asheville, Charlotte, and Gastonia.
The report is available on the US Conference of Mayors website.
Source: US Conference of Mayors