30% of Americans in homeless shelters are families with children.

Around the country, close to 30% 4 of homeless shelter residents are families with children—and in New York City more than 61% 5 of homeless shelter residents are families with children.

Rising housing costs can make it difficult for families to afford rent or mortgage payments, putting them at risk of losing their homes. Wrongful or illegal evictions can cause homelessness without warning, while housing discrimination can make it difficult to find a new home. But it’s not all about housing: many women and children 6 become homeless due to domestic violence.

What Can Help?

More affordable housing, eviction prevention, renters rights education, and access to legal services


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