DNAinfo: See How the City’s Homelessness Crisis Affects Your School
“One of every eight New York City public school students has experienced homelessness or housing instability in the past five school years, according to an analysis of 2014-15 data by the Institute which released an interactive map Wednesday providing school-by-school data on homeless attendees.”
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.