A report by the organization Generations United, “State of Grandfamilies 2016,” indicates that 2.5 million children are being raised in grandfamilies or kinship care with no birth parents in the home.
- In Washington, DC there are over 4,300 grandparents raising grandchildren.
- One third of DC grandfamilies are living in poverty.
- More than 60% of DC grandfamilies are renters.
- In the District, officials estimate that approximately 1,000 grandfamilies are in need of subsidized homes.