Study: More Homeless Children Now Than Any Point in US History

I heard about this on the radio and I was going to write about it, but this blog tells it like it is. Aren’t the statistics disgusting?

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Common Dreams
by Jon Queally

A new report on child homelessness in America finds that 2.5 million children experience homelessness annually.

homeless-children

The annual levels of homelessness among children have never been higher in the United States, according to a new comprehensive report released on Monday.

Prepared by the National Center on Family Homelessness, the report—America’s Youngest Outcasts (pdf)—shows that with poverty and inequality soaring in recent years, approximately 2.5 million children in 2013 found themselves without a roof over their head or place to call home. That number equals one in 30 American children nationally, and constitutes an 8 percent increase over the previous year.

“Child homelessness has reached epidemic proportions in America,” said Dr. Carmela DeCandia, director of the NCFH, in a statement. “Children are homeless to night in every city, county and state — in every part of our nation.”

homeless chart

Based on federal and other available data…

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2 thoughts on “Study: More Homeless Children Now Than Any Point in US History

  1. The dumbing down of American society was/is a HUGE success.

    There are 18 million vacant homes in the USA… and some bleeding-heart liberal can’t figure out what to do about the homeless family’s???

    WOW!!!

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