sme, that sounds pretty awful in your area, so sorry. I don't think it's like that everywhere, though. And actually from what I can read some areas of PA have unemployment rates of less than 5%, but some areas are up around 10%. It seems to vary pretty widely across your state and across the country.
We have more and more homeless families and WORKING homeless, and the reports are skewed. So - the funding's not coming (not that anyone really can afford funding, right?) and things continue to spiral downward.
I'm trying not to be melodramatic, but I think a lot of people are looking at the stats and going "well, 5% isn't too bad," not understanding that that's the unemployment rate - there are hundreds of working homeless in your area.