Fact Sheets

Child and Youth Homelessness: A Problem of Epic Proportions

Poverty & Family Economics

The dynamic of homelessness has changed in this country. According to the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, 30 years ago the face of homelessness comprised mostly of single adults. However, due to the recent economic downtown, there has been an unprecedented increase in the number of homeless children and youth. This fact sheet by Cara Baldari, First Focus Campaign for Children, outlines:

  • How many children are affected by homelessness
  • Causes of child and youth homelessness
  • Effects of homelessness on children
  • Policy recommendations

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