Homelessness occurs when people cannot find housing they can afford. This is due to the scarcity of affordable housing in the United States, specifically in areas where poverty is more prevalent.
Homelessness in America
According to a recent report, 564,708 people are homeless. 206,286 of those were people in families with children.
Families in Massachusetts
A recent report by the Boston Foundation has found that the number of homeless families in Massachusetts has more than doubled in the past nine years.