In 2013, over 1.2 million children in the United States were identified as homeless. In Wisconsin, the figure was 18,000. Research shows that homeless youth face barriers to education and are more likely to experience heath issues. So what has been done to solve this problem up until now and what are research-informed policy options for the future?
“No Place to Call Home: Child & Youth Homelessness in the US” released in May 2015, was prepared by intern Neil Damron with extensive content review from the Institute for Research on Poverty. For a full list of sources and further reading, please refer to the final page of the fact sheet.