The number and percent of cities surveyed that cited the following conditions as causes of homelessness among their families with children.
# Cities % Cities
Unemployment 21 75%
Lack of Affordable Housing 20 71%
Poverty 16 57%
Domestic Violence 5 18%
Eviction 4 14%
Low-Paying Jobs 4 14%
Source: The U.S. Conference of Mayors (December 2011). Hunger and Homelessness Survey: A Status Report on Hunger and Homelessness in America’s Cities. Washington, D.C.: Author.