According to a new issue brief by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), family separation is related to homelessness and housing instability. The report, which analyzed data from the Family Options Study, found that nearly one third (30 percent) of families entering shelter were separated from at least one family member. Families that continued to experience housing instability were more likely than other formerly homeless families to be separated from a child 20 months after initial shelter entry.
For more information, download the brief from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary For Planning and Evaluation (ASPE):
DOWNLOAD: Child and Partner Transitions Among Families Experiencing Homelessness (PDF)