New Report: How COVID-19 Affected the Identification of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness in PA

Posted by People's Emergency Center (PEC) on September 6, 2022

The People’s Emergency Center (PEC) has a new policy brief that shows survey and homeless education data that asks the question ‘ How has covid affected identification of students experiencing homelessness?’ The reported number of children and youth experiencing homelessness declined by 11 percent between School Year (SY) 2018 and SY 2021(*) according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s (PDE) evaluation of its Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness program (ECYEH). The PDE reports do not offer an analysis of why the numbers changed, but the single largest factor that occurred during this time is COVID-19.

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