Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Two possible trends to write about

1. 58% of Washington's homeless children are white, 28% are hispanic, and 10% are black.
- I think this is an interesting trend to write about because I don't think it is necessarily known or assumed. I think it is something that we don't necessarily consider. Also this is not exactly how homelessness is portrayed in the media. Usually minorities are depicted as homeless or heading that way on the media.

2. A full time worker earning minimum wage ($8.07 per hour) in washington would need to work close to 80 hours per week for 52 weeks a year in order to afford a 2-bedroom apartment at Fair Market Rent.
- I think that this is an interesting trend to write about because usually this is not something we think about when thinking about homelessness. We most often perceive homeless people as people who don't try to get work or can't because of lack of education or disability. We don't usually consider how expensive it actually to live in even the least luxurious of places. This is a devastating trend that should be reported on, exposing extremely high living expenses.

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