Five Facts NYC Candidates Need To Know about Family Homelessness: May 1, 2021 Edition

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Overview The New York City mayoral election will be a decision on the proper localized response to the continued pandemic, similar in its gravity to the 2001 mayoral election that followed the dual wounds of 9/11 and the related economic downturn. Given the current financial crisis and increased unemployment, many New Yorkers will be approaching…

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COVID-19 and Student Homelessness

While homelessness impacts families in every neighborhood of New York City, some communities have a combination of neighborhood instability factors that make families particularly vulnerable to homelessness. Meanwhile, coronavirus is ravaging these same low-income, predominantly minority neighborhoods. For residents of Central Queens, Eastern Brooklyn, and the South Bronx—which already have a high percentage of families facing housing instability—the daily impact of coronavirus has…

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Over 80% of Students Experiencing Homelessness Are Not Considered Eligible for All Homeless Services

Student homelessness is at an all-time high, with over 1.5 million children nationwide experiencing homelessness over the course of the 2017-18 school year. That is the sobering verdict of a new report released by the National Center on Homeless Education (NCHE). This record-breaking total is an 11% increase over the previous school year and a…

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Food Insecurity & NYC’s Homeless Children

How does food insecurity impact children experiencing homelessness in my neighborhood? Over 105,000 or one in ten students in NYC public schools is homeless. In some school districts, as many as one in five students experiences homelessness. Hunger and the high cost of food are a devastating reality experienced by NYC’s homeless children and their…

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Student Homelessness & Food Deserts

Do homelessness and poor nutrition affect children in my community? Poor nutrition has a harmful effect on the physical and cognitive development of children.  Unfortunately, it is too often a reality for homeless children.  No parent should have to worry about their children going hungry nor be unable to provide them with a diet that…

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