Homelessness is a circumstance that families may experience when they are faced with such challenges as extreme poverty and lack of affordable housing. It can also occur when a family’s current living situation becomes unsafe or unstable. It is a vulnerable state that exposes children and families to physical, mental, and developmental risks. Explore this learning module for the federal definition of "homeless children and youths." Assess your overall knowledge of family homelessness.
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Resource Type: Learning Module
National Centers: Parent, Family and Community Engagement
Last Updated: November 17, 2021