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  • Corona and Elmhurst families face major health and housing obstacles: report

    Dec 18, 2019

    12.18.2019 | Queens Daily Eagle | A lack of affordable housing is driving a homelessness crisis across the city, where families with children account for the majority of people staying in New York City Department of Homeless Services shelters. Tens of thousands of other homeless families lived doubled up, sharing space with family members, friends of other people — a particular problem in Elmhurst and Corona, the report found. 

    The homelessness crisis is also evident in state education data. School District 24, which includes Corona and Elmhurst, accounted for more than a quarter of the roughly 20,000 Queens schoolchildren who were homeless at some point last year, according to state reports examined by the organization Advocates for Children of New York. 

    At least 5,264 students in School District 24 were homeless at some point last school year, according to the state data. Read article