three most cited reasons for family homelessness are:
1) Lack of affordable housing,
2) unemployment, and
million children will experience homelessness this year in America.
in 30 children in the United States experience homelessness annually.
1.4 million school children were homeless in school year 2016-17.
experiencing homelessness are up to nine times more likely than their
non-homeless peers to repeat a grade.
of homeless children are under age 6 and, therefore, too young for school and
are not counted.
of all homeless persons nationwide are families with children.
families are often hidden from our view—they are living in shelters, cars,
campgrounds, or doubled up in overcrowded apartments.
40 million people (1 in 8) in the U.S. live below the poverty line.
than 1 in 5 (15 million) U.S. children under age 18 live in poverty.
2000, 12 million U.S. children (17%) lived in poverty. That number had
grown to nearly 14 million children (19%) by 2008 and to 15 million children
(21%) by 2018.
2018, the poverty line for a family of four is $25,750.
federal minimum wage is $7.25/hour. It has not been raised since 2009.
worker needs to earn $12.38/hour to reach the poverty level for a family of
renter needs to earn $22.96/hour to afford a two-bedroom rental in the U.S.
only 28 counties in the country (out of 3,007) can a worker making the federal
minimum wage afford a Fair Market Rent one-bedroom apartment.
million households now pay more than 50% of their income for housing–an
increase of 4.3 million households since 2001.
25% of those considered eligible for federal housing assistance receive help,
due to lack of funding.
every 100 extremely low-income households, there are only 37 affordable rentals
available on the market.
U.S. has a shortage of more than 7.2 million rental homes affordable and
available to extremely low-income rental households.
America, nearly 13 million children live in food-insecure households (where
they may not have consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy