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  • More than 20K Queens students were homeless last school year: report

    Oct 30, 2019

    10.28.2019 | Queens Daily Eagle | Nearly 20,300 Queens school children experienced homelessness last year, according to an examination of Department of Education enrollment data by the organization Advocates for Children of New York. Overall, more than 114,000 New York City students experienced homelessness during the 2018-2019 school year.

    “This problem is immense. The number of New York City students who experienced homelessness last year — 85 percent of whom are Black or Hispanic — could fill the Barclays Center six times,” said AFC Executive Director Kim Sweet.

    At least 20,298 students from Queens’ seven school districts experienced homelessness at some point last school year, the data shows. The highest rates of homelessness occurred in districts with the highest concentrations of people of color. Read article