Challenges Among Youth Sub-Populations
The number of homeless youth that identify as LGBTQ2S is disproportionately high. In fact, 40 percent or more of the entire youth homeless population is made up of this group. Adding to this problem, these young people face a lot of transphobic and homophobic violence on the streets as well as in shelters.
Both homeless indigenous and black youth also make up a disproportionately high number among the total population.