30 min

Unsheltered in suburbia Young, Unhoused and Unseen

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While the four collar counties of Philadelphia — Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery — may be viewed as idyllic pockets of wealth, the Pennsylvania suburbs are experiencing an uptick in unsheltered youth. Homelessness is driven by a worsening housing affordability crisis. From the Schuylkill River Trail in Pottstown to the Breaking Bread Community Shelter in Upper Darby, we journey across the suburbs, examining the biggest obstacles and possible solutions to addressing youth homelessness in the Greater Philadelphia region and beyond.

While the four collar counties of Philadelphia — Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery — may be viewed as idyllic pockets of wealth, the Pennsylvania suburbs are experiencing an uptick in unsheltered youth. Homelessness is driven by a worsening housing affordability crisis. From the Schuylkill River Trail in Pottstown to the Breaking Bread Community Shelter in Upper Darby, we journey across the suburbs, examining the biggest obstacles and possible solutions to addressing youth homelessness in the Greater Philadelphia region and beyond.

30 min

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