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Child and Youth Homelessness in the United States: Data Profiles

Homelessness is a traumatic experience with potential long-term consequences. Yet child and youth homelessness is largely hidden from sight – including from the practitioners and policymakers who are best positioned to help. 

SchoolHouse Connection and Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan have created searchable data profiles to raise awareness of the scale and impact of homelessness on children and youth, and to underscore the need for action to meet their needs.

These profiles make available child and youth homelessness data at the national, state, county and school district levels, as well as by U.S. Congressional district and by state legislative district. We urge readers to explore the profiles, educate themselves on the issues, and take action to prevent and solve child and youth homelessness.

Questions and Answers on the Child and Youth Homelessness Data Profiles