Friday, October 19, 2007

Just a Paycheck or two away from being Homeless

Today, HIA launches a new poll question. “How many family members or friends do you know that in your opinion may be 1-2 paychecks away from being homeless if their income suddenly stopped?”

Like Ben Affleck (photo) in the movie Paycheck, (2003, Paramount Pictures) many Americans struggle to find clues as to why they are having real life career woes. Many are filing for bankruptcy in record numbers and as credit card debts explode, more and more Americans are a just a paycheck or two away from being homeless. Families who once owned homes now sleep on mats and cots in homeless shelters. Former managers and supervisors are now stopping by soup kitchens before heading out for interviews. With no place to live, some homeless are camping out in their cars (See Friday, September 28, 2007 - Rad Guide to Living your of your Porsche) until work comes along. Families with children are among the fastest-growing segment of the homeless population.

So, scroll down and participate in the poll - “How many family members or friends do you know that in your opinion may be 1-2 paychecks away from being homeless if their income suddenly stopped?” Your opinion counts!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the timely poll. Something similar just came out today in New York – a story by AP business writer Anne D’Innocenzio – “The calculus of living paycheck to paycheck in America is getting harder. What used to last four days might last half that long now. Pay the gas bill, but skip breakfast. Eat less for lunch so the kids can have a healthy dinner. Across the nation, Americans are increasingly unable to stretch their dollars to the next payday…” See, http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071019/ap_on_bi_
ge/stretching_paychecks

Raby Savage said...

So true, so true...been there, done that. God is gracious and merciful to still sustain me. Thanks be to God!