Patch: More Than 20 Percent Of Students Are Homeless At Liberty High School In Chelsea
“More than 20 percent of students at the Liberty High School in Chelsea were homeless in the 2014-2015 school year, according to a new interactive map released Wednesday.
The Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness released a new map showing homelessness throughout the city.”
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.