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

Essential Readings in Urban Planning

Planning on taking the AICP* Exam? Register for Planetizen's AICP * Exam Preparation Course to save $25.
Book cover of the Guide to Graduate Planning Programs 4th Edition

Thinking about Grad School?

The Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs is the only comprehensive ranking and listing of graduate urban planning programs available.
Starting at $24.95
Book cover of Where Things Are from Near to Far

Where Things Are From Near to Far

This engaging children's book about planning illustrates that "every building has its place."
$19.95