About 565,000 people were homeless in the United States, a quarter of them were children below the age of 18, according to a one-night federal survey.
Major cities like New York, Seattle and Los Angeles continue to battle rising homelessness. New York City has about 60,000 homeless living in shelters and on the streets. Seattle had a 22 percent increase in homelessness, now nearly 4,000 homeless. Los Angeles, California, leads the nation in chronically homeless, with 12,536 individuals, a 55 percent increase since 2013. More than one-third of the chronically homeless in the US live in California.
About 1.49 million people across the US used a homeless shelter in 2014, a 4.6 percent rise from 2013.