I just ran across a very inspiring article about the impending election in November. Seems that the number of projected homeless people voting this year is quite impressive. As home foreclosures and a “hung over” economy (in the words of George W.) press on, more and more Americans are being forced to live on the streets and in homeless shelters. Driving the force of homeless voters are the victims of foreclosures, who seem to have the most incentive to vote. Micheal Stoops, the executive director of the National Coalition for the Homeless, says:
“Low income and homeless people are more energized than I have ever seen before. There’s a lot of interest in voting because of what’s happening in this country.”
So far, the favorite seems to be Obama, who has vowed to aid the more than 35 million people living below the poverty line by raising the minimum wage and offering tax breaks. Until November, victims of the mortgage crisis can at least find some hope in the Hope for Homeowner’s Act, which was just recently passed by Congress. For more info on the Act, click here.