66,818 children and youth were reported homeless in Kentucky according to a 2014 report America’s Youngest Outcasts: A Report Card on Child Homeless. This places Kentucky last in the nation in the extent of child homelessness.
Counting the number of homeless at any age is a challenge faced by every community. The Urban Institute offers some guidance on ways to gather information so can communities take action. Additional resources of information on the number of homeless young people: