A new study released Tuesday by the National Center on Family Homelessness reports that a growing number of children are being left without a roof over their heads as result of America’s economic downturn.
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According to the report one in every 45 children in the U.S. are homeless.
“Throughout the country we see a man made disaster caused by financial speculation and the collapse of the housing market.” According to the study, the recession period between 2007 and 2010 lead to a 38 percent spike in homelessness amongst children. 1.6 million American children go to bed at night without a permanent place to call home, roughly one hundred thousand more than in 2006, in the immediate aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.