Homelessness is on the rise in the Orlando area too with a 50% increase over the last five years. (PDF Study: http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/
Homelessness is a complicated issue where solutions are often stymied by history of bankruptcy, poor mass transit systems (Orlando needs a lot of help here in terms of frequency and breadth of bus availability), inability to even open a bank account, and the huge number of predatory paycheck loan businesses in town.
While SNAP is important, where are the national programs designed to lift these families out of poverty while accomplishing a public good (such as parks, bridges, clean water ways, etc)? We seem to have given up completely on doing anything to end the problem of homelessness.