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.
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.
The water in Houston may be receding, but the damage has been done. Before a single drop of rain fell in the state of Texas, more than 110,000 children in at least 25,000 families were homeless. Now those numbers have swelled into the hundreds of thousands.