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LGBTQ kids, teens, and young adults comprise an estimated 20% to 40% of all homeless youth

LGBTQ kids, teens, and young adults comprise an estimated 20 to 40% of all homeless youth

LGBTQ youth are overrepresented among homeless youth. Ending youth homelessness requires special attention to this subpopulation.

Source: 2013, Youth Count! Process Study
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In 2012, 37% of graduate-degree recipients had borrowed $50,000 or more to pay for school

That year, 14 percent of graduate-degree recipients owed as much as $100,000 for undergraduate and graduate studies combined.

Source: 2015, Student Debt: Who Borrows Most? What Lies Ahead?
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In 2013, households headed by adults ages 65 and older devoted 28% of their spending to housing

Senior housing

That’s more than twice as much as these adults spent on health care.

Source: 2015, Housing Costs and Financial Challenges for Low-Income Older Adults
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12%: The drop in adjusted gross income reported on individual income tax returns from 2007-09

12%: The drop in adjusted gross income reported on individual income tax returns from 2007-2009

Adjusted gross income (AGI) reported by taxpayers with income of $1 million or more fell by almost half.

Source: 2012, Changes in Reported Income, 2007-2009
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2009-2011: As a result of the recession, nonbank credit users rose from 11.8% to 14.2%

2009-2011: As a result of the Great Recession, nonbank credit users rise from 11.8% to 14.2%

Many using nonbank loans have demographic characteristics associated with financial stability.

Source: 2013, The Rising Use of Nonbank Credit among U.S. Households: 2009–2011
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Black and Hispanic Americans are 2x as likely to have student loan debt as whites

Blacks and Hispanics are twice as likely to have student loan debt as whites,

Sixteen percent of whites have student loan debt, as do 34 percent of African Americans and 28 percent of Hispanics. 

Source: 2013, Forever in Your Debt: Who Has Student Loan Debt, and Who’s Worried?
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