Homeless Youth in the Spotlight


credit: NN Gov

In October, the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) released an annual census that found that since 2007, the beginning of the global economic recession, the number of homeless youth enrolled in K-12 public schools has significantly risen by 72 percent.

Studies also show that LGBT youth are at particular risk of becoming homeless. Furthermore, racial inequality has defined who is most distressed by employment and housing problems during the great recession, and is also represented in the homeless youth population.

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