From the OC Register, Monday November 17, 2014
Child homelessness in the U.S. at an all-time high, amounting to one child in every 30. Nearly 2.5 million American children were homeless at some point in 2013. California has 1/8th of the U.S. population but accounts for 1/5th of the homeless children with a tally of nearly 527,000 State by state report blames it on the nation’s high poverty rate, lack of affordable housing and pervasive domestic violence.
Child homelessness increased by 8 percent nationally from 2012-2013, according to the report which warned of potentially devastating effects on children’s education, emotional and social development, as well as on their parent’s health, employment prospects and parenting abilities.