12/13/2011 07:08 am ET | Updated Dec 13, 2011

Child Homelessness Reportedly Climbed 33 Percent In Past 3 Years

One in 45 children in the USA — 1.6 million children — were living on the street, in homeless shelters or motels, or doubled up with other families last year, according to the National Center on Family Homelessness.

The numbers represent a 33% increase from 2007, when there were 1.2 million homeless children, according to a report the center is releasing Tuesday.

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