Dear Sunny California,
Remedial action is necessary.
According to the National Center on Family Homelessness, California ranks #40 (*States ranked 1-50 1=best, 50=worst) in the State Report Card on Child Homelessness. You can read the full California state report here.
Out of the 2.2 million children living in poverty in our state, 292,624 are homeless. These are the current statistics; what about the invisible folks who aren’t otherwise accounted for (i.e., families who have become homeless as a result of the economic downturn)?
What’s more, California does not have a statewide Interagency Council on Homelessness, nor a 10 year plan to end homelessness that focuses on children and families.