Study on Youth Homelessness
Dan Treglia, Associate Professor of Practice, co-authored a report that finds that 509,025 (9.17%) of public high school students in 24 states experienced homelessness in spring 2019 — three times the number recognized by the states’ education agencies. This under-recognition creates gaps in funding and services needed by this vulnerable population.
Researchers from Nemours Children’s Health and the University of Pennsylvania analyzed data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for public schools across 24 states and 12 school districts. During spring 2019, more than 9% of public high school students experienced homelessness during a 30-day period in the 24 states. The rate was even higher in the 12 school districts, analyzed separately, where nearly 14% of students reported homelessness.
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