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*Definition of Homeless

 Lacks "fixed", regular, and adequate nighttime residence":

  • Doubled-up (economic hardship ---not by choice) --- 75%
  • Motels, hotels, campgrounds, trailers (No alternative adequate accomodations) - 6%
  • Emergency or transtional shelter ---15%
  • Public or private place not designated forhuman living such as a parked car, substandard housing, abandoned buildings, bus/train stations - 3.5%

Unaccompanied Youth

 "not in the physical custody of a parent of guardian"

  • Living situation meets homeless definition
  • Eligible for services regardless of reason for separation - ran away or forced to leave home

All protections and rights including immediate enrollment apply
 

Quick Facts

Every day, homeless children are confronted with stressful, often traumatic events.

  • 74% of homeless children worry they will have no place to live.
  • 58% worry they will have no place to sleep.
  • 87% worry that something bad will happen to their family.


Among school-age homeless students

  • 47% have problems such as anxiety, depression, and withdrawal, compared to 18% of other students.
  • 36% manifest delinquent or aggressive behavior, compared to 17% of other students.


Among young homeless children:

  • One out of five (between 3 and 6 years of age) have emotional problems serious enough to require professional care.
  • 16% of homeless preschoolers have behavior problems including severe aggression and hostility


Homeless Children

  • Have 4 times the average rate of delayed development and more academic problems than others
  • Are suspended twice as often as other children
  • Are underserved by special education - 9% to 24% others