The Young And The Homeless

A map showing “where is childhood homelessness getting worse”:

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While overall homelessness rates have fallen, more and more of kids are unhoused:

[T]he National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) released an annual survey that found that since 2007, the beginning of the global recession, the number of homeless youth enrolled in K-to-12 public schools has increased by a whopping 72 percent. Between 2010 and 2011 alone the number increased by 10 percent. The largest concentration of homeless youth in school are in California, which has about 35 percent of the national homeless youth population, followed by Florida, Texas and New York.

Some 1.2 million public school students were homeless in the first half of 2012, according to the most recent DOE count. That’s out of a total of 50 million.

Recent Dish on homelessness here.