About 10% of young adults in the United States between ages 18 and 25 experience homeless annually, representing 3.5 million people. Within a 12-month period, about 5.2% of young adults are “explicitly” homeless, and describe themselves as homeless. Another 4.5% are “couch surfing” without a fixed address and staying with friends or extended family. Prevalence rates were similar across rural and non-rural counties. Of the 3.5 million young adults who experience homelessness, 73% are homeless for a month or longer. This is the first time a survey of this type has been completed. Previous . . .
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