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washington postWhere the nation’s 2.5 million homeless children live

November 17, 2014
Nearly one in 30 children every year experience homelessness, according to a new study. And the problem is worst, on a per capita basis, in Kentucky.That finding is part of a comprehensive 130-page report released Monday by the National Center for Family Homelessness that not only explores child homelessness by state, but also the conditions that fuel it. The report, in which states are ranked by the well-being of their children, risks for child homelessness and policy efforts, will be presented to Congress this winter.The authors of the report found that an estimated 2.5 million children experience homelessness annually, continuing a steady rise from 2006 and 2010.