Coalition for the Homeless Statement In Response to Data Released on Homeless Students
NEW YORK, NY – The following statement is in response to data released today on homeless public school students.
“Today’s homeless student statistics are another stark reminder that homelessness remains at all-time record levels and that Mayor de Blasio’s housing policies are failing a generation of our kids. The Mayor boasts about creating a record number of affordable housing units, but far too few of those apartments go to the families being forced out of the housing market and into homelessness. Until he uses every available tool to help our homeless neighbors, the Mayor is needlessly condemning thousands of children to the long-lasting trauma of dislocation that we know impacts their mental health as well as their ability to learn and succeed for years to come,” said Giselle Routhier, Policy Director at Coalition for the Homeless.