- Children and families are the fastest growing subset of the homeless. They make up 40% of the homeless population.
- The average age of a homeless person is nine. That's right. It's not a typo. Nine!
- The average homeless family is a twenty year old mother with children under the age of six.
- There are 400,000 families who are homeless and another 25 million who live with family and friends.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Homeless in the US of A
When I first had the idea for my novel Address Unknown, I had some notion of the number of homeless in our country. But when I did the research, I was astounded and dismayed. Here are the facts taken from a brochure put out by the school board of Polk County, Florida.
Posted by Charles Warren at 4:07 PM