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Poverty-related issues in the news, from the Institute for Research on Poverty

Child Homelessness in the US

  • New report: Child homelessness on the rise in US, By David Crary and Lisa Leff (AP), November 17, 2014, ABC News: “The number of homeless children in the U.S. has surged in recent years to an all-time high, amounting to one child in every 30, according to a comprehensive state-by-state report that blames the nation’s high poverty rate, the lack of affordable housing and the impacts of pervasive domestic violence. Titled ‘America’s Youngest Outcasts,’ the report being issued Monday by the National Center on Family Homelessness calculates that nearly 2.5 million American children were homeless at some point in 2013. The number is based on the Department of Education’s latest count of 1.3 million homeless children in public schools, supplemented by estimates of homeless pre-school children not counted by the DOE…”
  • Child homelessness surges to nearly 2.5 million, By Stacy Teicher Khadaroo, November 17, 2014, Christian Science Monitor: “One out of every 30 children in the United States experiences homelessness at some point during the year. That’s nearly 2.5 million children, up from 1.6 million in 2010, reports The National Center on Family Homelessness in Waltham, Mass., part of the American Institutes for Research…”