How do we measure homelessness?


by Chris Williams on Nov 18, 2014 | Views: 61 | Score: 0
Homeless (Adults & Children)Children
National One-Day Count6337820
One-year Count02500000
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Chris Williams
Chris Williams on Nov 18, 2014 2:03 PM said:

The Department of Housing and Urban Development calculates the number of homeless people (including children) with an annual one-day count from shelters, parks, and vacant lots. How can this be considered accurate when the Department of Education tallied 1.3 million homeless children in public schools in the same year? The National Center on Family Homelessness calculated a record number of 2.5 million children had been homeless in 2013...

Chris Williams
Chris Williams on Nov 18, 2014 2:10 PM said:

Families have sheltered with other families, and there children slept where there was space available, be it furniture or floor...Shelter by any other name.