January 4, 2018

One in 10 youths experience homelessness

Alternet  - One in 10 young adults aged 18 to 25 in the US have slept on the streets, in shelters, run away, been kicked out of home, or couch-surfed in the past year, according to a national survey.

The study, Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in America, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, also found that at least one in 30 adolescents aged 13-17 experienced some form of homelessness unaccompanied by a parent or guardian over the same period.

Researchers with Chapin Hall, a youth policy center at the University of Chicago, polled more than 26,000 young people and their families over the past two years. Extrapolated nationally, the findings suggest nearly 3.5 million young adults and 660,000 adolescents had been homeless within the previous year.

1 comment:

greg gerritt said...

The people who create this situation should be tried for crimes against humanity and child abuse.

The list of those to be prosecuted would include every governor, the president and his cabinet, and every member of congress and state legislatures who have not actively sought to increase housing that people can actually afford to live in.