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 Zahra Latheef, age 11 The Austin City Council voted in January to buy rundown hotels to house the Texas city’s unhoused population. Many people were unhoused in Austin even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The vote to purchase the first hotel was unanimously supported by the City Council. On Feb. 4, the council, in …
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.
Nine-year-old Amelia Loeffler writes about how her summer lemonade stand benefited homeless kids in her neighborhood.
12-year-old Zach Bonner walks across the United States to raise awareness about homeless kids.
Not everyone is excited about the World Cup Finals. Thousands living in South Africa’s unofficial houses or shacks have been protesting their forced removal by the African National Congress.
Activist groups in Canada objected to the use of Native lands for the Olympics and the displacement of people from their homes in preparation for the Games.