New Homeless Data
Pp. 110 – 113: As unSpun was going to press, new evidence surfaced showing once again that Mitch Snyder’s 1982 estimate of 3 million homeless Americans was fictional. We cited with approval a more authoritative estimate by Martha Burt of the Urban Institute putting the actual number at “no fewer than 440,000 and . . . probably closer to 842,000.” Since we wrote that, the Department of Housing and Urban Development estimated on Feb. 28, 2007 that 754,147 persons had been homeless in January 2005.
Source: "The Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress." 28 Feb. 2007. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Community Planning and Development. 8 Mar 2007 <http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/homeless/ahar.cfm>.