What factors contribute to youth homelessness?
There are many reasons why young people experience homelessness. Family/relationship breakdowns, mental health issues, drug and alcohol addiction, housing crisis, inadequate or inappropriate living conditions, and insufficient income are just some of the factors that can lead young people into homelessness.
Which subpopulation is at highest risk for experiencing homelessness?
Specific subpopulations of youth and young adults face a higher risk for homelessness.
- Black youth face an 83% increased risk than their white peers.
- Hispanic youth face a 33% increased risk.
- LGBTQ youth were more than twice as likely to have experienced homelessness.
How does youth homelessness impact society?
The consequences of homelessness bring despair to youth in the form of mental health problems, substance use, victimization and criminal activity, unsafe sexual practices, and barriers to education and employment. These problems further burden society with the cost of finding ways to take care of these youth.
Who are more likely to be homeless?
Sixty-seven percent of all people experiencing homelessness within the 2018 Point-in-Time (PiT) Count are individuals. There are 260,284 men compared to 106,119 women. Thus, men are the majority of individuals experiencing homelessness (70 percent) followed by women (29 percent).
Who is most impacted by homelessness?
While families, children, and youth are all affected, most of the people who experience homelessness are single adults.
What is the most common age for homelessness?
Although some reports say that the state of homelessness can be experienced as early as the age of 9, that’s not the average age of a homeless person in the US. In fact, most homeless people are young adults — not more than 50 years old.
What is the most rapidly growing group of homeless?
Homeless Individual Adults. Although families may represent the fastest growing subgroup among the homeless, individual adults still make up the single largest group among the homeless population.
Who makes up the majority of the homeless population?
Among the nation’s racial and ethnic groups, Black Americans have the highest rate of homelessness. Fifty-four out of every 10,000 Black people in the United States were homeless during the 2018 point-in-time count.