1 in every 30 US Children is homeless

1 in Every 30 US Children Is Homeless
—By Inae Oh | Mother Jones | Mon Nov. 17, 2014 11:07 AM EST

The number of homeless children in America reached nearly 2.5 million last year, an all-time high, according to a new report released by the National Center on Family Homelessness.

The report, titled “America’s Youngest Outcasts” and published Monday, concluded the current population amounts to 1 child out of every 30 experiencing homelessness. From 2012 to 2013, the number of homeless children jumped by 8 percent nationally, with 13 states and the District of Columbia seeing a spike of 10 percent or more.

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Resources:
Oh, Inae “1 in Every 30 US Children Is Homeless”. Mother Jones. 17 Nov. 2014. Web. Accessed: 18 Nov. 2014.

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