As a homeless child, Aeisha joined ranks with 1.6 million children living in shelters, motels, doubled up with other families or living on the streets of the United States last year, according to the National Center on Family Homelessness. That marked a 38 percent jump in child homelessness since 2007. To put a face to the breadth and depth of the homeless problem, a team of Reuters journalists fanned out across the country in the past week, for interviews with parents and children who are down on their luck. 20 PHOTOS

This in spite of Democrats running things for the past three years. Any questions?

Posted by NowYouKnow | Report as abusive

United States of Africa :-)

Posted by Invictuss | Report as abusive

Dear Now you know,
The Democracts are not responsible for the economic mess and the lack of action to remedy it.
That totally belongs to the Tea Party Republicans(the new know nothing party) and Mitch McConnells knowledge of Senate Rules.

Posted by proteus815 | Report as abusive

Regardless, democrats or republicans, any economic tragedy of this magnitude is the making for dozens of years before it manifests itself. What about the past three years? Blame is easy to assign. Individual consciousnesses and responsibility is required by every citizen that puts on the hands of the few the power to control their destiny without accountability. We have no infrastructure, as all went with the jobs abroad. Everyone wants a college education, but what about those who do not qualified? What are they going to do for work? Where are the small factories? not the ones rules by investors? There is NO overnight solution. WE all have an opinion because we can express it, how many of us know how and long ago this decline began? Read and educate yourself.

Posted by Giana | Report as abusive

And who was in power for 8 years before the economic collapse, four of them as a result of a crooked election? Like was said, these messes take more than three years to happen. The economy was already circling the drain when Bush was in power. Deregulation? Sure, great in theory, but the timing of deregulating the housing market and the economic collapse are quite the coincidence. Obama is doing his best to pass legislation to help these families but all the Republicans seem to be saying is No, No, NO. So instead of wasting your time blaming Obama, how about reading up instead?

Posted by laek1284 | Report as abusive

Not nice Proteus815

Posted by kbxtreme | Report as abusive

wow eight kids. another single mother who who probably gets zero dollars from who knows how many fathers and blames the gov’t for not
taking care of her. what do i read here is nothing but typical point the finger blah blah. why don’t you find out who she is and adopt one of those eight, feed and clothe it with your money instead of complaing that other people at fault. between food stamps, welfare checks, and gov’t tax credits i wonder where the money is goin? maybe to buy anothe silver chain.

Posted by p3baxift | Report as abusive

i wonder how many pictures were taken before this one before they captured her poor poor problems.

Posted by p3baxift | Report as abusive

Wow look at this welfare queen in the set. Maybe someone should learn to live WITHINNN there means, and oh, possibly get a job. I love that she has a Barbie studded necklace, expensive fake eye color contacts, and her hair did. How much food do you think those contacts are keeping off her kids table every month…. check out this if you want to know the REAL story behind welfare these days 2/13/my-time-at-walmart-why-we-need-seri ous-welfare-reform/

Posted by PeteofCO | Report as abusive

Glad to see she hasn’t lost her faith in bling! Hard to feel for some one who claims to be down and out but has more jewelry on than most working people do.

Posted by patriotf | Report as abusive

More photos of the homeless in America:
Photos are from the photo essay, “Along W. 11th Ave.”

Posted by hkrieger | Report as abusive

URL correction on last two of above homeless photos:

Posted by hkrieger | Report as abusive

america …ya gotta hate it

Posted by apk44 | Report as abusive

She got dat bling on though! Get outta here. Be responsible people. It’s nobody’s fault but hers. She should have enough since to stop having kids if you can’t afford them and especially with all the health issues she has because of her laziness.

Posted by ton17 | Report as abusive

It’s not the fathers problem or the grandparents, but rather the tax payer. Awesome!
Did the baby machine even once consider how to pay for these little bundles of joy aka tax burdens? Poor her, poor kids and poor tax payer!

Posted by TKT | Report as abusive

Oh My Gosh. There are a lot of reasons a political system that relies on the donations from the wealthy will wreck havoc on the little folks -but this lady is homeless because she had EIGHT (8) kids by THIRTY-TWO (32). EIGHT Kids? At 32? That’s like having a kid every year from the age of twenty-four to the age of thirty-two, or like having a kid every year from ages of twenty to twenty-eight and then realizing your mistake and holding off for four years but considering another. OMG that’s twice as many as four kids which is nearly twice as many as the amount of kids the average family has. I can’t even count to eight in some languages. Welfare doesn’t even give you additional help for that many kids (welfare doesn’t increase perfectly proportional to how many babies you pop out).
Progressive sexual education failed this chick, not Bush.

Posted by Veezy | Report as abusive

Doesn’t anyone — including her — understand child support basics and the legal responsibilities of the father[s], assuming we can id the fathers.

Posted by yummy8755 | Report as abusive

As predicted: people on the comments page are so caught up in blaming others, from politics, to the people themselves. COME ON AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The time for blaming people comes AFTER we’ve fixed the problems, when everything is ‘peaching-keen’. Americans are known around the world for their charity and generosity (considerably far more money goes to US-backed relief organizations than from anywhere else in the world- that’s a statistical fact), and we concerns ourselves with fixing the problems of people halfway around the world. Many people say we are overextending ourselves, perhaps if you’re a libertarian, since many of you insist on dragging politics into what’s purely a social and cultural problem. Look at it from this perspective, if you wish- if a hurrican levels your house, and every home on the street, whose house do you concern yourself with first?

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