Feds reports highest level of youth homelessness ever

The National Center for Homeless Education has released a report showing the highest number ever of children and youth identified as homeless in the nation.

The report  shows that the number of identified, enrolled students reported as experiencing homelessness at some point during the last three school years increased 15 percent, from 1,307,656 students in School Year (SY) 2015-16 to 1,508,265 students in SY 2017-18.

In Pennsylvania, the number of identified, enrolled students increased from 23,164 in SY 2015-16 to 30,624  in SY 2017-18, a 32% increase.

People's Emergency Center is preparing a more in-depth analysis that will be released soon.

Read the report.


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