Friday, February 21, 2020

Homeless Students Increase Nationwide

The homeless population has increased nationwide, with California leading the pack, dramatically increased by 50% over the last five years.  However, less noticeable has been the corresponding rise in homeless students.   Over the last two years homeless students nationwide increased by 15% and 50% in the last 15 years!

The question is what caused the rise in homeless students?  The answer is complex.

First, there are natural disasters, like hurricanes, wild fires, and flooding, which have become more destructive in the last few years.  Second, is the terrible rise in drug use by parents who end up homeless  Third, is the rise in housing costs that make it difficult for low income families to have stable housing.  Finally, more restrictive zoning enforcement and school residency requirement enforcement limits multi-family housing and remove non-family members from single family homes.

To a lesser degree is domestic violence and the rise in single mother households with little or no emotional or financial support from the ex-spouse.

There are 1.5 million students who are homeless nationwide in the 2017-18 school year and this has continued to increase over the years. Will this number continue to increase?  Under the Trump administration, I see little reason to look at the Federal government to help the situation.  How the States and Local goverment5s address the homelessness issue is dependent on the allocation of funds and community support, any iffy proposition at best.

The New York Times has a nice article on the causes of the student homelessness issue..Here


Anonymous said...

Friday Feb 21, 2020

Just read the Post about the three teenage murderers that slaughtered that Barnard College freshman in Morning Side Park.

One of the uncles was heard berating one of the accused saying ..."this isn't like school...where you get a f'ing suspension for like five days. This aint like that, no ones going to save your ass here!"

Makes me wonder, what if schools were able to suspend / admonish / this piece of shit years ago...maybe Tessa Majors would still be alive.

Are you listening Deblasio?

Anonymous said...


Right on!

Anonymous said...


You hit it on the head brother!

Chris said...