Colorado ranked 35th in dealing with homeless kids |

Colorado ranked 35th in dealing with homeless kids

DENVER, Colorado ” The National Center on Family Homelessness says Colorado ranks 35th in the country for its response to homeless children and families.

The center released a report Tuesday rating states on how well they handle the problem.

Texas ranks at the bottom, Connecticut at the top.

The report says about one in 50 U.S. children is homeless. About 22,000 or 1.9 percent of Colorado’s kids are homeless.

Colorado lost points on a lower-than-average expenditure for the education of homeless children. The state spends $27 per year per child, compared with the national average of $64.

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