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May 2007 Issue:

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Editorial

Subprime mortgages: Gateway to homelessness

The foreclosure crisis engulfing the country threatens to swell the numbers of homeless by hundreds of thousands. Millions of Americans are faced with the threat of losing their homes due to skyrocketing rises in interest rates on mortgage loans.

In 2006 1.2 million foreclosures were reported, an increase of 42 percent over 2005. It is estimated that over the next two years there will be 2.2 million foreclosures, costing homeowners $164 billion.

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Demand government provide homes for homeless

Most Americans probably regard themselves as a generous and compassionate people. So why do we allow people to be homeless in the richest nation on earth, especially women and children?

Every state surveyed in recent years reported increasing demand for services for the homeless; most cite the growing needs of homeless families with children. It's estimated that at least 1.35 million children are homeless in any given year. Families with children are among the fastest growing segments of the homeless population. Forty-two percent of homeless children are under 6 years old.

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Also In this Issue:

The idolatry of capitalism

Detroit Activist Arrested for 'Grape Throwing'

St. Petersburg homeless fight prison-like treatment

Poetry: Here Come

San Francisco homeless protest new 'poverty court'

Millions of dollars for Fresno's homeless doesn't reach them

Toward creating a movement

The disappearing of the poor

'Housing is a human right' says New Orleans activist

Journey for Justice spotlights homelessness and lack of health care

Take a stand in defense of human rights and democracy

Attack on Medicaid hits everyone

No longer safe

How do we reach young people?

Michigan Welfare Rights issues call to action around access to water and ending homelessness

Courts protect corporate doctors in Kalamazoo malpractice suit

Voices from Benton Harbor, Mich.