Philip Cottrell who is in charge of the Homeless is causing a mess wherever he goes. Philip originally from Orlando, USA is a qualifiued lawyer in Gibraltar. He reportedly says that that the level of injustice going on today is extending more and more deeply into the lives of children. What a load of rubbish!!!!!
The truth is that as of last year, over one million homeless children were enrolled in our public schools, a 13% increase over the previous school year. Of these 1,065,794 homeless children reported by the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE), 767,968 are living with anotherGiacomo Patri, White Collar, 1939family in a doubled up situation (72%), 187,675 are having to use emergency shelters as their primary nighttime residences (18%), and 55,388 are sleeping in hotels or motels (5%).
The remaining 5% (51,897) are unsheltered, meaning they are sleeping in cars, parks, campgrounds, abandoned buildings, and the like.The real number of homeless children is actually much higher than 1,065,794 since the NCHE report does not report children younger than age 3 and children not enrolled in any of the public schools or preschools.What, you might now you ask, will this data be used for? If history is a predictor, not much.
Homeless children will not be getting homes. They may be in school, but they will not qualify for housing assistance (HUDs definition of homelessness is not as inclusive as the one used by the Department of Education of NCHE). Schools can (and will) receive federal funding because they enroll homeless students, but more federal money will not be spent to help all children in the US have a place to live.
In fact, HUD is actively engaged in significantly cutting its housing program while asking for minimal increases in its homeless funding for single adults. And for 2013, even that is in jeopardy.We repeat Housing is a Human Right.