Contrary to popular belief, most homeless people in the America don't actually sleep on the street or in shelters.
In fact, as this Above the Noise video explains, the nation's homeless population includes a surprising number of young people and their families stuck in transitory housing situations, many of them couch-surfing or staying in cheap hotels in lieu of a home of their own.
Using state reporting data, the U.S. Department of Education estimates there were nearly 1.3 million homeless students nationwide during the 2014-15 school year. That's double what it was 10 years ago, and only includes k-12 students enrolled in public schools.
The DoE estimates that more than 75 percent of these students sleep temporarily in other people's houses as a result, primarily, of severe economic hardship.
That means well over 1 million public school students are living in insecure housing situations, without rooms of their own or even beds they can necessarily rely on.