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Housing and Homelessness: Publications and Reports

Three in ten of nation's homeless adults report foster care history.
Roman, N.P., & Wolfe, N. (1995). Web of failure: The relationship between foster care and homelessness. National Alliance to End Homelessness.
Twenty-five percent of foster youth stated that they had been homeless at least on night within 2.5 to 4 years after existing foster care.
Cook, R. (1991). A national evaluation of title IV-E foster care independent living programs for youth, phase 2. Rockville, MD: Westat.
Fifty-eight percent of all young adults accessing federally funded youth shelters in 1997 who had been in the foster care system.
Data from an unpublished study, cited in Breaking the Foster Care - Homelessness Connection @ Safety Network: The Newsletter of the National Coalition for the Homeless, September - October 1998.
Thirty-four percent of foster youth in Wisconsin who had been homeless or lived in four or more placed within 12 to 18 months after exiting the foster care system.
Courtney, M.E. & Piliavin, I., (1998). Foster youths transitions to adulthood: Outcomes 12 to 18 months after leaving out-of-home care. Madision, WI: School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Twenty-five to forty percent of youth who become homeless each year identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LBGT).
Kruks, G. (1991). Gay and lesbian homeless/street youth: special issues and concerns. Journal of Adolescent Health. 12 (7): 515-518.
Homeless parents who report a history of foster care are almost twice as likely to have their own children placed in foster care as homeless people who were never in foster care.
Roman, N.P., & Wolfe, N. (1995). Web of failure: The relationship between foster care and homelessness. National Alliance to End Homelessness.
Forty percent of the homeless population is families.
U.S. Conference of Mayors. A status report on hunger and homelessness in America's cities: 2002.
Average age of a homeless person is nine.
Homes for the Homeless, New York, NY.
The Urban Institute estimates that an estimated 1.35 million children will experience homelessness over the course of a year.
Urban Institute, The. (2000). A New Look at Homelessness in America.
Families in child welfare are disproportionately challenged by economic insecurity.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau. (1997). National study of protective, preventive and reunification services to children and their families final report. Washington, DC: Author (pp. 3-9).
As many as a third of the families served by the child welfare system have severe housing problems.
Doerre, Y.A. & Mihaly, L.K. (1996). Home Sweet Home. Washington, DC: CWLA Press.
Hagedorn, J.M. (1995). Forsaking our children: Bureaucracy and reform in the child welfare system. Chicago: Lake View Press.
Thoma, E. (1998). If you lived here, you'd be home now: The business of foster care. Retrieved June 25, 2003 from the Institute for Psychological Therapies.
There is no jurisdiction in the United States where a minimum wage job provides enough income for a household to afford the Fair Market Rent (FMR) for a two-bedroom home.
National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC). (2003). Out of Reach 2003: America's Housing Wage Climbs. Washington, DC: Author.

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