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36,000 Public School Students Homeless in Bronx: Report

10.30.2019 | Bronx Justice News | The number of city students identified as homeless has  increased by more than 70 percent over the last decade, despite a half percentage point decrease from the 2017-2018 school year, according to the report.

At least 36,679 public students in the Bronx were counted among the homeless, the data shows.

“This problem is immense,” aid Kim Sweet, Executive Director project of Advocates for Children of New York, which oversaw the homelessness tally. “The number of New York City students who experienced homelessness last year—85% of whom are Black or Hispanic—could fill the Barclays Center six times.” Read article