(Washington, DC) — A new study says one out of five Nevada children are affected by foreclosures. The report by the advocacy group First Focus says being forced out of a home can affect a child’s health, development and progress in school. Nineteen percent of children in the silver state have been touched by foreclosure. Nevada leads the nation in the study, followed by Florida, Arizona, California and Michigan.
MILIKEN, CO - OCTOBER 05: An eviction team member removes a bassinet from a house as a sheriff's deputy steps over children during a home foreclosure on October 5, 2011 in Miliken, Colorado. The owners had stopped making mortgage payments some 11 months before, and the bank took possession of their home after receiving a court order. The family's possessions were removed to the front yard and the door locks changed. A nationwide glut of foreclosed homes is expected to depress U.S. housing values for years. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)