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Alum’s idea could revolutionize how the world helps the homeless

On a single night in January this year 633,782 people were homeless in the United States, according to a press release issued by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Dec. 10.

Sixty-two percent of these were individuals, with the remaining 38 percent representing homeless families. Though these numbers are on the decline, down nearly 6 percent since 2007 according to HUD, the need continues to be great.

It’s a problem that got University of Delaware alumnus Jed JohnHope thinking. With fewer people carrying cash and sharing their “spare change” with the needy, what will the next generation of homeless do? How will they survive? (more…)

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