Highlighting School Age Children without Housing
National Center on Homeless Education Releases Report
5,665 homeless students in NJ
More than one million children living in doubled up situations, shelters or motels, or without any shelter over the course of the 2011 school year.
This finding by homeless education liaisons is included
issued by the in a new report . National Center for Homeless Education
In NJ 5.665 homeless students were counted. This is a drop of 28% since 2009 when 7,890 were counted.
Other key findings included that:
Most (72%) of the identified students resided in doubled up housing situations;
Nearly one-fifth (18%) resided in shelter programs;
Over 50,000 children were identified as living without any shelter at all; and
55,000 of the children identified were unaccompanied by parents or guardians.
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