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  • NYC’s student homelessness rises as enrollment dips: report

    Oct 26, 2022

    10.26.2022 | NY1 | At least 104,000 students experienced homelessness at some point during the 2021-2022 school year, up from 101,000 the previous year, a report released by Advocates for Children of New York on Wednesday found. 

    More than 29,000 of those 104,000 children stayed in city shelters, while 69,000 shared someone else’s home “because of a loss of housing or economic hardship,” the report said. 

    Nearly 5,500 students, meanwhile, reported “living in cars, parks or abandoned buildings,” according to the report. 

    It was the seventh year in a row that the number of students experiencing homelessness stood in the six figures, the report noted, adding that the total “may have been an undercount, as the pandemic and remote learning likely made it more difficult for schools to identify changes to students’ housing situations.” Read article