A staggering 2.5 million children are now homeless each year in America. This historic high represents one in every 30 children in the United States.
Homeless children often experience separation from one or both parents; increased risk of placement in foster care.
Of the 1.6 million homeless children in the U.S., approximately 650,000 (42%) are under age six.
Homeless students are 2 times as likely as their peers to score poorly on standardized tests in math and reading.
Homeless children are 3 times more likely to be placed into special education programs.
Children experiencing homelessness are 4 times more likely to drop out of school.
Kids who deal with homelessness are 8 to 9 times more likely to repeat a grade than their peers.
Children who experience homelessness are four times more likely to experience developmental delays.
More than 30% of children who have been served by a homeless housing program have involvement with child protective services.