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Advocates: One million homeless students shows consequence of lack of affordable housing

Housing & Homelessness

Baltimore Sun

The number of homeless children in public schools is up 57 percent since the start of the last recession.

That gloomy figure — from the U.S. Department of Education — was highlighted by the First Focus Campaign for Children, a Washington-based nonprofit. Across America, classrooms are filled with more than 1 million homeless students, the highest number in the country’s history, First Focus says.