You’ve invested in your community, your place of business.
Let’s face it. Homelessness is ‘bad for business’. What should we do? Answers to our economic challenges often come through hard work and research.
You may have heard the myth: ‘homeless people just want to laze around and live off others who work.’ The reality? About one third of the homeless adults in San Diego work. And over 44% of homeless people surveyed in 2010, said they needed a job or job training to solve their homelessness.1 What else do the facts tell us? The majority of people in homeless families in San Diego are children, many who are elementary school-aged or too young to go to school and work.2
Science tells us that jobs offer people dignity and self-esteem, and research is discovering that communities can save money by housing people experiencing homelessness.
Show your customers and employees that you know the facts and that you care about what happens in this region. Open the Toolbox and take action to end family homelessness in your community.
1RTFH, PITC, January 2010
2AHAR 2010, Table 3.1