Read time: 1 minute

Who Are The Homeless?

Children who are homeless on any given night ranges from 61,500 to 500,000...

homeless kids

The deinstitutionalized homeless are those who are released from hospital, prison with no place to go.

About 12.5 million households risk the possibility of becoming homeless because of the high cost of housing and very low paying jobs.

Many people leave their homes voluntarily or forcefully. For example, battered women, and runaway teens.

Many people are homeless because of a natural disaster, which makes their homes uninhabitable for a long period of time.

Homeless who experience sexual abuse have higher rates of substance abuse.

About 40 percent of homeless work part or full time during any given month.

Homeless people have a greatly increased risk of death.

Children who are homeless on any given night ranges from 61,500 to 500,000.

The majority of homeless population are people of color.

Approximate 2 to 3 million people experience an episode of homelessness during a given year.

Single women with children represents one of the most rapidly growing group of the homeless population.

According to a 2011 report from Amnesty International, approximately 3.5 million people in the U.S. are homeless, many of them veterans. It is worth noting that, at the same time, there are 18.5 million vacant homes in the country.

[Via, Via]

Have you subscribed yet?

Banish those ads for good with a subscription to the site. For $1 for the first month and $4.99 after that, we'll pull all the ads off (except those from 3rd party apps) so you can enjoy the site without all the annoying popups and autoplay ads.

If you've already subscribed, consider a one-time or donation of whatever amount you can spare. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.