NEW YORK (AP) - Homelessness is a growing problem for America's
A new report finds one of every 50 American children experiences
homelessness, and most states have inadequate plans to address the
The report by the National Center on Family Homelessness gives
Connecticut the best ranking. Texas is at the bottom.
Analysts looked at data from 2005-2006 and estimated that 1.5
million children experienced homelessness at least once during that
period. The problem is likely worse now because of the foreclosures
and job losses of the deepening recession.
The report says homeless children are far more likely than other
children to experience hunger, suffer chronic health problems,
repeat a grade in school and drop out of high school.
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