The Problem Of Hunger And Homelessness

894 WordsDec 18, 20154 Pages
problem found in foreign nations and continents. However, hunger and homelessness is as much a problem in our country. Concerned with the prevalent existence of hunger and homelessness in the United States, we intend to tackle the problems of unemployment, poverty, low wages, and high housing prices. First starting with homelessness we decided to support the plan already designed by the organization National Coalition for the Homeless called National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF). It is a plan devised through the collaboration of National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), Fannie and Freddie, and National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH). NHTF was established as a provision for the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, which was signed into law by George W. Bush. This plan targets the provision of rental housing for low income families. Because the plan targets the provision of rental housing 90% of the funds provided go into building new shelters, preservations, or operation of rental housing, while 10% of the funds go into ownership activities for first home buyers. The best part about NHTF is that its design acts as a permanent plan whose source of funding is not subject to appropriation processes. NHTF nationwide plan intends to allocate over hopefully about $250 million dollar throughout the states. The amount of money each state receives depends on the percentage of Extremely Low Income (ELI) and Very Low Income (VLI). As a requirement, each state is to provide a

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