Homelessness in America
Social Justice Learning
Today's Lesson: Homelessness in America
Current estimates place more than half a million people experiencing homelessness in America. Most of the those are individuals—around 70% according to data from before the pandemic hit in 2020—with a smaller, but still staggering portion being families with children. These people live in every state and territory and represent the diversity of this country. And while this group represents a diverse population of people, some people are more likely to find themselves without a place to live as risk is tied to race, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, and mental health. It is our hope that through more knowledge about the situation and what it is like to experience homelessness, along with how easily people can find themselves without a home, we can help humanize the crisis and take better care of our neighbors.