The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) describes homelessness as the state of being food and shelter insecure. More specifically, HUD considers anyone who cannot afford to rent a house—and therefore has to live with friends or extended family members, in the streets, or in other places unsuitable for human habitation, such as abandoned buildings—to be homeless. It is worth noting that homelessness affects single people (both men and women) as well as families. With that in mind, here is a detailed look at the state of homelessness in America and the principles of social justice:
Three years ago, the Democratic Socialists of America had about 6,000 members across the country--fewer than the American Racing Pigeon Union. Since then, DSA membership has shot up more than 600 percent.