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.
More than 1,200 students in District 16 were homeless that year and 735 of those children lived in shelters.”
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.
Struggles with homelessness and poverty are not new to East New York. It is the largest feeder of families into New York City's shelter system and one of the first neighborhoods designated for affordable housing redevelopment. This new community profile examines the impact this redevelopment may have on the neighborhood's poorest residents. Will it prevent more families from becoming homeless or are these "affordable units" out of reach for the families who need them most?
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