Thursday, February 28, 2008

Study: 80% of Homeless Under Bridge Disabled

New Orleans Channel 6 WDSU news reports on a new study which finds 80% of homeless living under the Claiborne overpass are disabled.

WWLTV Channel 4 News reports more details of study.

Their count shows about 150 people calling the camp home.

Surveyors asked 46 questions and 118 people responded.

Nearly nine out of ten are from this area and one quarter was homeless before Katrina.

About 60 percent have become homeless since the storm and have no skills to cope with life on the streets.

Sixteen percent are military veterans. Forty-nine of the 118 have jobs, earning $300 to $500 a month.

In related news, UN experts: US government forcing N.O. blacks into homelessness.

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