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No child should ever be without a home

Housing & Homelessness
Poverty & Family Economics

Record Herald

By Congressman Steve Stivers

12/30/2015

Recently, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released its Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress. This report provides a “point-in-time” count of homeless Americans, an estimate which is based upon the numbers collected on one particular night in January.

The count includes homeless individuals living in shelters, and those identified by volunteers who survey places such as streets, parks, rail stations and all-night businesses where those who are homeless frequently seek shelter.

In 2015, HUD identified 128,000 homeless children under the age of 18 …

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