- It’s estimated that over 600,000 Americans are homeless. Sadly, there are many more homeless that have not been ‘counted’. Lost jobs, increased mortgages, hurricanes and other natural disasters, domestic abuse, sickness, and many other hardships have attributed to the homeless population in America.
- A majority of the homeless population is comprised of individual adults (394,379 people). Approximately 38 percent are families with children (239,403 people in 77,157 households) and 16 percent (99,894 people) are considered chronically homeless, meaning they are living with a disability and staying in shelters or on the streets repeatedly or for long periods of time.
- Another approximation is from a study done by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty which states that approximately 3.5 million people, 1.35 million of them children, are likely to experience homelessness in a given year.
- On any given night in our country, nearly 60,000 veterans are sleeping on the streets.