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1/4 Kids Homeless (U.S.)

Poverty's everywhere. But, other countries don't act like they have it all together. Remember the Oscars was just a week ago.

Around 4:30 is the hardest to watch.

"According to the numbers calculated by The National Center on Family Homelessness, 39% percent of the homeless population consists of children less than 18 years of age...It is estimated by the NCFH that these children’s are homeless at lease ten to eleven months at a time – and their homelessness continues through adulthood.

As bad as this may sound it is nothing new – in America. What is new are the numbers which has grown significantly in the past ten years, spiking within the past two years - partly due to the current mortgage crisis resulting in an astronomical rate of home foreclosures. There are various reasons for the increase in homeless families which include the inability of the parents to find decent paying jobs allowing them the opportunity for alternative, affordable housing. Other factors may include the inability of the parents to find any form of employment at all. Draw your own conclusions and it will not change the fact that the poverty rate among child homelessness in America has risen to more than 19 percent.."

Mar 07, 2011, 19:46