NEW YORK — Earlier this week, Advocates for Children released a report showing more than 100,000 students currently live in unstable housing across the state. Data show nearly 1 in 10 city public school students were homeless last year.
During an appearance on “Inside City Hall’ on Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio talked about the measures his administrations need to take in order to tackle the issue.
"That's 170,000-plus people in the last eight years that we've gotten from shelters into affordable housing. We've got to do more of that. In the meantime, kids who are in shelter — and a lot of those kids in the report are not in shelters, they are in doubled up or tripled up apartments, which is also tough, obviously — but kids who are in shelters, more of those tutoring services, social work; we are providing in shelter to keep building on that because that really helps to glue kids to their education and support them," he said.
Jennifer Pringle, from Advocates for Children of New York, joined Errol Louis on “Inside City Hall” on Tuesday evening to talk about this crisis. She is the director of Project Lit, which stands for Learning In Temporary Housing, a program that provides assistance, education, and advocacy for students experiencing homelessness.
Watch the full interview above.
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