2,017 families were in shelters as of Nov. 14; an additional 1,772 families were being sheltered in motels.
There was a 10.2 percent increase in the state’s homeless population from 2007 to 2011.
8 is the average age of a homeless person.
6,500 families are considered at-risk, and have received HomeBASE short-term rental assistance between August 2011 and November 2012.
There were more than 44,000 homeless students in Massachusetts public schools in 2011.