One in Ten NYC Students Are Homeless and They Are Overwhelmingly Children of Color

Nicole Rojas
Nov 20, 2019 - 7:00
One in Ten NYC Students Are Homeless and They Are Overwhelmingly Children of Color

A recent report by Advocates for Children of New York revealed that one in 10 students in New York City are homeless. A majority of New York City students with a lack of stable housing during the last school year were Black or Hispanic. Advocates For Children released a report on October 28 that found that there were 114,085 homeless students in New York City during the 2018-2019 school year. Using state education department data, the advocacy group found that the number of homeless children in NYC schools decreased from last year by 500 students. Data from the New York State Education Department showed that more than 34,000 students lived in the city’s shelters and another 73,750...

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