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The number of homeless kids under the age of four in Michigan could be much higher than reported by homeless service agencies.

That’s according to a report from researchers at the Michigan League for Public Policy and Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan.

The organization estimates there are nearly 16,000 kids under four in the state with no place to call home. It says that’s more than two and a half times what homeless agencies report.

“However we know that this is a significant undercount because children are most likely to experience homelessness between the ages of zero and four,” said Kids Count intern Sarah Ostyn.

Read more at Michigan Radio

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