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In New York City, 1 in 8 children attending public school had experienced homelessness within the past five school years. That is 127,000 children.

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1 in 5 teen parents with children in the NYC Department of Education daycare program for student parents had been homeless in the past 5 years.

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1 in 10 teen parents with children in the NYC Department of Education daycare program for student parents became homeless after the birth or their first child.

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1 in 4 families with children in a New York City shelter entered because of domestic violence.

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What's New

This snapshot is part of a series analyzing student homelessness in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It analyzes how many homeless students are enrolled in public schools in Texas, where in the state they reside, and how they perform in school compared to their peers.

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This helpful resource examines family homelessness by New York City Community District, analyzing key elements such as shelter entry data and the extent of student homelessness. Each snapshot also details the stability indicators of each community, from the affordability of rental units to unemployment rates.

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Newly analyzed data from New York City Department of Education show that when homeless students maintain stability in school, they graduate at similar rates to their housed classmates. This snapshot presents data on housing transitions, school transfers, chronic absenteeism, and the relation of these stability factors to high school graduation.

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This snapshot is part of a series analyzing student homelessness in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It analyzes how many homeless students are enrolled in public schools in Florida, where in the state they reside, and how they perform in school compared to their peers.

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This snapshot is part of a series analyzing student homelessness in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It analyzes how many homeless students are enrolled in public schools in Georgia, where in the state they reside, and how they perform in school compared to their peers.

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This guest policy commentary by Barbara Duffield, director of policy and programs for the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY), reexamines the assumptions of current federal homelessness policy, its emphasis on chronically homeless individuals, and its impact on homeless families.

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This policy research commentary examines rapid re-housing where the rubber hits the road, recounting experiences in cities and communities across the nation and taking a closer look at where it works and where it does not.

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Think Progress: The Homeless Crisis in New York City’s Schools

More than 100,000 New York City students are homeless this academic year, according to an analysis by the Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness (ICPH). That’s an increase of 22 percent over the year before — a jump that is 'unprecedented,' Jennifer Erb-Downward, principal policy analyst at ICPH, told ThinkProgress.

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Homelessness is …

Homelessness is a women's issue, an early childhood issue, a teen pregnancy issue, a domestic violence issue, and a criminal justice issue.

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DNAinfo: Brooklyn’s Homeless Crisis Could Lead to Shake-Up of Education Supervisors

Bedford-Stuyvesant and northern Crown Heights’ School District 16 and Brownsville’s School District 23 both had a homeless student population of 15.2 percent in the 2014-15 academic year, a report from the Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness shows.

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Featured Publication

In New York City, more and more children are facing the most extreme form of instability and poverty—homelessness. The new report provides a detailed picture of homelessness within the city's educational system: where homeless students go to school, what kinds of support they may need, what their academic outcomes look like, and what the lasting impacts of homelessness are educationally—even after a student's housing instability has ended.

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Latest publications

This snapshot is part of a series analyzing student homelessness in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It analyzes how many homeless students are enrolled in public schools in Texas, where in the state they reside, and how they perform in school compared to their peers.

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This snapshot is part of a series analyzing student homelessness in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It analyzes how many homeless students are enrolled in public schools in Florida, where in the state they reside, and how they perform in school compared to their peers.

READ MORE