America now has the most homeless children in U.S. History

That’s pretty remarkable in a sad way when you look at what the country has been through in the 20th century.

Prepared by the National Center on Family Homelessness, the report—America’s Youngest Outcasts (pdf)—shows that with poverty and inequality soaring in recent years, approximately 2.5 million children in 2013 found themselves without a roof over their head or place to call home. That number equals one in 30 American children nationally, and constitutes an 8 percent increase over the previous year.

via Study: More Homeless Children Now Than Any Point in US History | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community.

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