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  • Number of homeless NYC students declines — but remains above 100K

    Nov 8, 2021

    11.08.2021 | NY1 | “There’s still alarmingly, shockingly high, over 100,000 students identified as homeless for the sixth year in a row,” said Jennifer Pringle, director of the Learners in Temporary Housing project at Advocates for Children, which compiled the data. “And while there is a decline as compared to last year, at this point, it’s really unclear how real that decline is.” 

    Of those children, about 28,000 spent time living in city homeless shelters, according to the data released by the organization Advocates for Children. Another 65,000 were “doubled-up,” or sharing someone else’s housing after losing their own permanent residence. 

    “These are oftentimes very overcrowded, substandard living situations… not optimal places for learning,” Pringle said. That can mean a student has no private or quiet place study, or no access to the internet. Read article