Recession-Induced Dire Poverty and Homelessness in Shelby County

Due to the current recession, an additional 1,190 adults and children in shelby county are likely to fall into dire poverty and are at increased risk of becoming homeless. This report details the increase in extreme poverty and homelessness related to the recession and housing market crisis. When families struggle to make ends meet and are unable to maintain safe and stable homes, the social, emotional and cognitive development of their children is threatened.