Here and elsewhere, broad economic forces have meant the leading cause of homelessness is no longer addiction or mental health issues, but affordable housing. The fasting growing subgroup of homeless are homeless families. And a homeless person is just as likely to be a child as not. More than 2.5 million American children were homeless at some point in 2013, according to the National Center on Family Homelessness. The average age of a homeless person in the District is now … 9, reports American University.
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