6sqft: Homeless spending in NYC doubles over three years, likely to hit $2.3B
“Moreover, DNAinfo shares today an analysis by the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness that says in the 2014-15 school year, one in eight public school students had experienced homelessness in the past five years. During the 2015-16 school year, 105,445 children in grades K-12 were homeless, up from 82,000 the year prior.”
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.
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.