Sunnyside Post: Large number of children attending Western Queens schools are homeless, according to report
“According to a report released by the Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness, approximately 5.2 percent of children in District 30, which covers Astoria, Long Island City, Sunnyside, and parts of Woodside and Jackson Heights, have experienced homelessness in the last five years.”
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.