Summary of the video USA Homeless Baby Boomers | Documentary


  1. Unnamed homeless individuals
  2. Peter MOA
  3. Rudy Solis, Director at the Justice Center
  4. Donna May Wilson, homeless veteran
  5. Deborah Flame, epileptic homeless woman
  6. Vicky Eichelberger, homeless woman
  7. Amy Schwabenlender, CEO of the Human Services campus

Important Points and Facts:

  1. Baby boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, who once heralded the economic upswing in the USA are now homeless and living among young drug addicts in Phoenix, Arizona.
  2. Many of these individuals became homeless after sudden rent increases, medical expenses, or loss of income.
  3. The Justa Center, an NGO for homeless seniors, provides meals and air conditioning, as well as access to internet and charging points.
  4. The increase in rent in Phoenix, Arizona, has led to a surge in homelessness, especially among those on fixed incomes like social security.
  5. The city is trying to focus on preventing homelessness and helping people quickly transition back into housing.
  6. The Human Services campus, with its 16 partner organizations, helps 12,000 homeless people every year. However, they are unable to house everyone overnight.
  7. The University of Pennsylvania estimates that by 2026, 225,000 people over the age of 55 could be homeless in the US, a 32% increase from 2017.

Actionable Items:

  1. The city of Phoenix needs to create more affordable housing and prevent sudden rent increases.
  2. Government officials need to take the growing senior homeless population seriously and allocate resources to address this issue.
  3. More focus needs to be placed on preventing homelessness and helping people transition back into housing quickly.
  4. Society needs to treat homelessness as a public health crisis and allocate resources accordingly.

Sentiment of the Video: The video portrays a grim and heartbreaking reality of homelessness among baby boomers in Phoenix, Arizona. It highlights the struggles they face daily, from health issues to the harsh weather conditions. It also emphasizes the need for more resources, affordable housing, and policy changes to address this growing issue.

USA Homeless Baby Boomers | Documentary