National Data

The National Center on Family Homelessness

More than 1.5 million homeless American children are stranded at the grim nexus of poverty, economic recession, and escalating housing foreclosures—one in every 50 American children is homeless each year.  With foreclosures and layoffs increasing daily, the number of children and families without homes in the United States is likely to increase.


America's Youngest Outcasts: State Report Card on Child Homelessness presents the clearest snapshot yet of the 1.5 million children who are homeless each year—where they live and the consequences of their precarious situations.  The report documents the extent of child homelessness, child well-being, risk for child homelessness and policy and planning efforts for each state.  Recommendations for state and federal action are also included.