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This Map Shows How The NYC’s Homeless Crisis Is Affecting Our Children And Schools

By Rob Grams

This Map Shows How The NYC’s Homeless Crisis Is Affecting Our Children And Schools

Like us, NYC’s homeless crisis probably hasn’t gone unnoticed to you either. The sad fact is that 1 out of every 8 NYC  public school children have experienced homelessness or housing instability in the past five years. 

A recent post by the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness highlights NYC’s growing homeless crisis. Over 127,000 (1 out of every 8 NYC  public school children) have been affected by homelessness, collectively these children “would form a school district larger than that of Boston and Seattle combined, and comparable in size to the Unified District of San Diego, CA, the 20th largest school district in the country.” (icphusa.org)

ICPH released to below map as a tool will to help educators, service providers and policy makers make more informed decisions in an attempt to ease the growing crisis in our schools. The map was made using an analysis of 2014-15 data the Institute collected on homeless school attendees. CLICK TO SEE THE MAP

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