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  • 1 in 10 Students in Brooklyn Experienced Homelessness Last Year

    Oct 30, 2019

    10.28.2019 | Bklyner | Over 31,000 students attending public schools in Brooklyn were homeless at some point last year, according to data released Monday by the group Advocates for Children of New York (AFC).

    The group, an organization that advocates on behalf of marginalized students in public schools, found that 31,158 students – one out of every 10 –  attending either traditional public schools or charter schools in Brooklyn had experienced homelessness at some point during the 2018-19 school year. The number of homeless students in Brooklyn is second only to the Bronx, where over 39,000 students experienced homelessness.

    In Brooklyn, District 23, situated in Brownsville was most affected – over 20% of students were homeless at some point, estimated Randi Levine, AFC’s policy director. District 23 had the second highest share of homeless students of any district in the city, trailing only District 9 in the Bronx.

    Districts 14, 17, and 18 had over 10% of students experience homelessness, while Districts 16, 19, and 32 saw over 15% of students face it. Read article