BushCo is famous for pulling numbers out of their ass but this is just surreal;
U.S. Reports Drop in Homeless Population
By RACHEL L. SWARNS @ the NYT
Published: July 30, 2008
WASHINGTON — The number of chronically homeless people living in the nation’s streets and shelters has dropped by about 30 percent — to 123,833 from 175,914 — between 2005 and 2007, Bush administration officials said on Tuesday.
Housing officials say the statistics, which the Department of Housing and Urban Development collects each year from more than 3,800 cities and counties, may reflect better data collection and reporting and some variation in the number of communities reporting on an annual basis. But the officials attribute much of the decline to the “housing first” strategy that has been promoted by the Bush administration and Congress and increasingly adopted across the country.
Oh Yeah, Housing First, what a side splitter.
How many millions of houses have already been foreclosed on?
How many people are sleeping in their fucking cars?
“We can all be encouraged that we’re making progress in reducing chronic street homelessness,” Housing Secretary Steven C. Preston said in a statement. “But we must also recognize that we have a long way to go to find a more lasting solution for those struggling with homelessness every day.”
These fucking people lie as easily as they breathe.
I think they are desperate as a cornered rat to find any tiny bit of good news they can, even if they have to pull numbers out of thin air.
I can't wait to see how rosy the economy is when they get done cherry picking the indicators.