Nearly 20,000 children in Tennessee are homeless, study reports

Nearly 20,000 children in Tennessee are homeless, study reports

December 13th, 2011 by The Tennessean in Local - Breaking News

Lenard Sanders, a homeless man, pushes his cart in this file photo.

Photo by Associated Press/Times Free Press.

A new report ranks Tennessee 39th among the states for child homelessness.

The America's Youngest Outcasts 2010 report examined extent of child homelessness, risk for homelessness, child wellbeing and state policy and planning.

The National Center on Family Homelessness released the report Tuesday. Vermont was the top-ranked state and Alabama ranked 50th, last in the survey.

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