Social Problem Of Family Homelessness

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Family homelessness is one of the major social problems, particularly women with children homelessness. Homeless families with children are the fastest growing group of homeless population in the U.S. In 2015, 206,286 people in families with children were homeless on a given night that indicates 36 % of the total U.S. homeless population. While most of them were sheltered, only 20,462 people in families with children lived under bridges, in cars, or in abandoned buildings (US Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2015). In fact, the study shows that 84% of family homeless are headed by single mothers with two children and 42% of children in homeless families are under age six. Nationally, 38% of homeless families were white and non-Hispanic,
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