Facts About Family Homelessness

March 5, 2021

Family homelessness is a growing social problem affecting families in every state. Nationwide, 85% of providers have seen family homelessness increase in recent years. More families experience homelessness in the United States than in any other industrialized nation. *The Bassuk Center on Homeless and Vulnerable Children & Youth

A typical homeless family is comprised of a single mother with two young children. *Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness

More than 80% of all families experiencing homelessness are headed by women. * The 2012 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress

More than 5 million children are homeless each year in America. *The Bassuk Center on Homeless and Vulnerable Children & Youth/Services Matter

  • One in 30 American children experience homelessness annually.
  • 51% are under age five.

Homelessness among identified school-aged children and youth increased by 11.1%, from the 2016-2017 to the 2017-2018 school year. *U.S. Department of Education

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Facts About Family Homelessness