Myth:  Family homelessness is episodic and rare
Fact: More families experience homelessness in the United States than in any other industrialized nation. 

Family homelessness has become a chronic problem, with families accounting for 37% of the overall homeless population and 50% of the sheltered population. 

One in 30 American children experience homelessness annually; 51% are under age five. More than 2.5 million children are homeless each year in the United States. 

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