According to recent stories I have read, there is a new group of homeless adults in America. This new group of homeless numbers is increasing.

We normally view our homeless as individuals living in property in shelters, on the streets, under bridges, in cars, or abandoned homes. But this new group of homeless Americans we rarely consider homeless; because they live with parents or relatives. They are homeless; they don’t own a home or pay rent or pay a mortgage.

According to “The Christian Monitor” report on a recent “Pew Research Report”, by Kim Parker, three in 10 young adults live with parents, highest level since 1950s These so called “boomerang kids,” are not kids; they are adults in their twenties and thirties. Many are college graduates with master and doctoral degrees, who have huge college loans. They cannot find jobs, or they are working numerous part-time jobs, because well-paying full time jobs are difficult to find.

According to the Pew report, some 29 percent of 25- to 34-year olds either never moved out of their parents’ home or say they returned home in recent years because of the economy. Among 18- to 24-year olds, that figure is even higher – 53 percent of young adults in that age group live at home. Will this became the new economic norm in America?

While most of the adult children are comfortable with living at home, the parents are not comfortable with the situation. The economy has already put a major strain on the household budgets of the working parents, which have seen a 20% increase in food prices since last year.

Some analysts contend that if these adults are blocked out of full-time job market too long, their generation's optimism will turn into bitterness and skepticism. Will a ding to their wages at this important juncture haunt them for years? Will a generation that has been told they can be and do anything – without many challenges as of yet – be resilient enough to withstand this setback?” Will the per cent of homeless adults increase with each graduation?