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More Students Are Homeless Than Ever Before

More students are living in emergency shelters, cars, motels, on the street or in some other temporary housing situation than ever before, new federal data shows.

Public schools identified more than 1.5 million children experiencing homelessness during the 2017-18 school year – an 11% increase over the previous school year and the highest number ever recorded.

The biggest increase appeared in the number of homeless students living in unsheltered situations, such as in a car, in parks and on the street, which more than doubled from the 2016-17 school year to the 2017-18 school year, jumping by 103%.

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