A new report on child homelessness in America released by the National Center on Family Homelessness finds that 2.5 million children experience homelessness annually. This number should not surprise anyone. Of course family homelessness is on the rise! When our federal government began to intentionally focus on ending chronic homelessness under the Bush Administration, it also simultaneously began to de-prioritize addressing family homelessness.
Today's unprecedented increase in family homelessness could and should have been anticipated as being the inevitable result! More on this later…
Attached is a synopsis of the report by Jon Queally, staff writer – Common Dreams (published October 17, 2015) and links to both the full report and a Fact Summary.
Tanya Tull – Partnering for Change