CT cares for homeless children better than NY

March 10, 2009 7:13:29 AM PDT
Connecticut ranks at the top in a report on how states take care of homeless children. The report finds one of every 50 American children experiences homelessness and most states have inadequate plans to address the problem.

The report by the National Center on Family Homelessness gives Connecticut the best ranking. Texas is at the bottom.

The report shows more than 3,500 children in Connecticut got to sleep each night without permanent homes.

Analysts looked at data from 2005-2006 and estimated that 1.5 million children experienced homelessness at least once during that period. The problem is likely worse now because of the foreclosures and job losses of the deepening recession.

The report says homeless children are far more likely than other children to experience hunger, suffer chronic health problems, repeat a grade in school and drop out of high school.


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