The Homeless Vote Matters

Bobbie Ibarra

Executive Director, Miami Coalition for the Homeless says:


According to recent literature, only one-tenth of individuals experiencing homelessness actually exercise the right to vote, and over the years, this number has been fairly consistent. This is unfortunate because homeless voters can make a difference. Some advocates believe the real impact of the homeless vote lies in local elections because local legislation and policies about funding, housing, healthcare, transportation, and employment can often have a greater direct impact on individuals experiencing homelessness.

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