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National Center on Homeless Education Releases Report
5,665 homeless students in NJ

Highlighting School Age Children without HousingMore 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 in a new report issued by the 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.

Click here to read the full report.

by Kate M. Kelly

Kate Kelly joined Monarch Housing Associates in March of 2011. Her responsibilities include writing policy and other website updates, coordinating state and federal advocacy update and assisting with fundraising efforts. To read more about Kate and all of our staff click here. Click here to send Ms. Kelly an email.

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