On the Map Community Snapshots: Family Homelessness in Your Community
On the Map
re-release November 2016
On the Map: Community Snapshots continues the work of our On the Map series by providing quick, one-page snapshots that look at the key factors impacting family homelessness at the community level. 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.
This new report is an in-depth analysis of dozens of demographic, economic, educational, and geographic factors that impact family homelessness in New York City.
A new report from the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness found that 1 in 3 high school students in New York City that has attempted suicide is homeless and over 40 percent of homeless teens struggle with depression, a rate 12 percentage points higher than their housed peers.
“More Than a Place to Sleep,” examined the effects of homelessness on teenagers―and found that homeless high schoolers are more likely than their housed peers to attempt suicide, experience intimate partner violence and suffer from preventable but serious health issues.