People’s Emergency Center
16-17 Philadelphia Youth Homelessness Report
Homelessness among children at highest level ever: PEC
Two new reports summarized by People’s Emergency Center show that the number of children and youth who experienced homelessness in Philadelphia last year was 6,583, the highest amount ever recorded in the city.
Of this total:
- The number of children birth through Kindergarten was 2,656, or 40 percent of all children identified as experiencing homelessness.
- The number of children in grades 1 to 3 was 1,440, or 22 percent of the total.
- The number of children and youth in grades 4 to 8 was 1,561, or 24 percent of the total.
- The number of youth in grades 9 to 12 was 924, or 14 percent of the total.
The data is for the school year 2016-2017 and is based on information collected by the School District of Philadelphia and the PA Department of Education. For a summary of the report and links to the source documents, go here.
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