Nearly 1 in 10 students in NYC public schools were homeless during the 2016–17 school year. In Section 1 of The Atlas of Student Homelessness in New York City, ICPH explores the fundamental questions surrounding the crisis of student homelessness: who these students are, where do they go to school, and how has this mounting crisis evolved in recent years?
Homeless students make up a growing share of the 150,000 English Language Learners in New York City schools. In fact, one in six English Language Learners is homeless—a total of 23,000 students. The two-part report,
Learning English While Homeless, examines how the amount of time it takes to achieve fluency relates to the academic outcomes of these students.
Fact-based solutions locally-tailored to fit the distinct needs of each community’s homeless population are the only way forward. Read what our Senior Policy Analyst Chloe Stein says about the needs of homeless students in Georgia.