By Zeke Sundstrom, Aya Bajwa, Ava Vidal, and Maia Cort, age 11
IndyKids reporters investigate how healthcare, climate change, a lack of affordable housing, and the coronavirus pandemic cumulatively worsen houselessness in the United States.
By Nicolle Berroa, age 13 As the United States grapples with a global health pandemic, the crisis of youth houselessness steadily worsens. Most recent data on the rate of unhoused children from 2017 to 2018 found that youth houselessness was at its highest point in over a dozen years. The report, released by the National …
The Birthday Party Project is a nonprofit that throws birthday parties for homeless children.
Currently, there are about 1.6 million homeless kids in the United States—an all-time high—according to the National Center on Family Homelessness.
A national study by organizations working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth showed that LGBTQ kids and teens represent at least 40 percent of homeless youth in the United States.