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The Number Of Homeless Children In American Public Schools Is Skyrocketing

Housing & Homelessness


The higher numbers may simply reflect an economy that continues to stagnate for many. “The significant increase in homeless students indicates that the recession is having a lingering effect for many children and families, and a severe lack of affordable housing in the United States is a major contributor,” Cara Baldari, senior policy director for family economics at First Focus Campaign for Children, told ThinkProgress.