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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