How many homeless children are there in New York City?

More than you think.

1 in 14 New York City children is homeless—living in the city shelter system, staying with family or friends, or sleeping with no roof overhead.

Typically, children in shelter are under 6 and live with their mother and a sibling.

Sources: New York State Technical and Education Assistance Center for Homeless Students (NYS-TEACHS); Student Information Repository System (SYRS), 2011-12; National Center on Family Homelessness, America’s Youngest Outcasts, 2010; U.S. Census Bureau , 2011 Population estimates; New York City Department of Homeless Services, Critical Activities Report—Fiscal Year 2011; U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, AHAR Exchange Public Reports 2011.