Number of homeless children in NY explodes
Jun 24, 2014 5:59 am
Lauren Stanforth is reporting in the Times Union during a five-year time span, school-age children who were classified as homeless almost doubled in New York state. The trend was driven by the recession and family displacements due to Tropical Storm Irene and Superstorm Sandy. More than 2,000 school-age children in the four-county Capital Region were classified as homeless during the 2012-2013 year, according to data reported by the state Education Department. The city of Albany's levels more than doubled what they were before the recession hit in late 2008. The statistics include not only children who are living in motels, shelters, campgrounds and abandoned buildings, but those who are temporarily living with others, with or without their parents. Read the full story in the Times Union.