Cities Unprepared to Help Those in Need

A new report says that U.S. cities are lacking in preparation (and in funds) for providing food and shelter for those in need.

The report, from the U.S. Conference of Mayors, says that all but 4 of the 29 U.S. cities they surveyed had seen an increase in the need for emergency food assistance and homeless services:

"Unemployment led the list of causes of hunger cited by the survey cities, followed by poverty, low wages, and high housing costs."

"Across the survey cities, 27 percent of the people needing emergency food assistance did not receive it."

Full Story: [Print] | More Report: Cities Lack Resources to Provide Adequate Food, Shelter

Comments

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $245
Planetizen Courses image ad

Planetizen Courses

Advance your career with subscription-based online courses tailored to the urban planning professional.
Starting at $16.95 a month

City Coasters

Hand-drawn engraved maps of your favorite neighborhoods are divided up across 4 coasters making each one unique.
$36.00
Red necktie with map of Boston

Tie one on to celebrate your city

Choose from over 20 styles of neckties imprinted with detailed city or transit maps.
$44.95