Family Homelessness Study

family homelessness in Central FloridaAccording to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Florida ranked highest in the nation in 2014 for the rate of families experiencing homelessness who remained unsheltered. To put that in perspective, one of 17 school-aged children in Central Florida will experience homelessness during the course of a year.

In October 2015, the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness and Barbara Poppe and Associates released the most comprehensive study of children and families who are without a home in the history of our region, The Current State of Family Homelessness in Central Florida.

The study aims to explore causes of family homelessness in Florida; highlight our communities’ responses; and identify opportunities for shifts in programs and policies that, when coupled with community engagement, can produce measurable solutions for people experiencing homelessness.