For the seventh year in a row, an unacceptably high number of New York City students — more than 100,000 of them all — experienced homelessness.
A study released on Oct. 26 by activist group Advocates for Children of New York (AFC) indicated that although overall enrollment in city schools dropped, approximately 104,000 students in NYC experienced homelessness. That’s a 3.3% increase from last year’s report, which showed about 101,000 homeless students.
According to this year’s report, 29,000 students out of the 104,000 had spent some time in city shelters, while another 69,000 were temporarily housed with others. About 5,500 were fully unsheltered — living in cars, abandoned buildings or parks.