Youth Homelessness Rises in the Affluent Bay Area

EdSource

The Bay Area, one of the most affluent regions in the country, is also home to nearly 15,000 homeless children.

Most live in urban areas, but they also live in the wealthy enclaves:  Menlo Park,  San Ramon Valley, Ross in Marin County, where the median household income can exceed $200,000. And these children are undercounted: Parents report to schools whether their family is homeless, and they have plenty of reasons not to admit to it — fear of deportation, fear of the government taking their children away, and shame.

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