Washington, Massachusetts, and Connecticut are the most successful states at preventing youth homelessness. Alabama, South Carolina, Wyoming, and Arkansas are the least successful states at preventing youth homelessness. Homelessness is defined as experiences of sleeping in places not meant for living, staying in shelters, or temporarily staying with others while lacking a safe and stable alternative living arrangement.
These findings were reported in "2018 State Index on Youth Homelessness" by the True Colors Fund, in partnership with the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty. Researchers for the organizations analyzed 61 metrics in the 50 states and the District of . . .