Are We Shutting the Door on Homeless Families?
Across 25 major American cities surveyed, 1 in 4 people seeking emergency shelter was turned away. This included families with children. 73% of cities turned away homeless families with children because no beds were available.
Source: The U.S. Conference of Mayors 2014 Status Report on Hunger & Homelessness.
Right now, a collection of advocates and local government officials across the United States are preparing to spread out in their counties, communities, and neighborhoods to count the number of homeless Americans. At first glance, this seems like a fairly sensible way to go about the messy work of measuring an important social and economic indicator. But, of course, every method has its drawbacks.
While Seattle is known for its tech titans, cycling enthusiasts, and progressive values, it is also home to over 3,600 homeless students. Ninety-seven percent of all public schools in Seattle serve at least one homeless student; 71% serve more than 10. In this publication, ICPH, through a partnership with Seattle Public Schools, illustrates just how pervasive and far-reaching the issue of student homelessness is across the city.
Delve into data about the homeless student population in NYC’s school districts.