70 %

of New York City’s homeless are families with children

80 %

of homeless mothers have experienced domestic violence as adults

1 in 10

students in New York City public schools is homeless

1 in 7

NYC public school students will experience homelessness before fifth grade

The Crisis

Wages amongst the occupations held by our homeless families have lagged or even decreased. Compounding this challenge, housing in New York City’s real estate market is as unaffordable as ever. Nearly 61 percent of extremely low-income families spend at least half of their income on rent.

Fast Facts

  • New York is the only city in the U.S. that is legally required to provide shelter to homeless families and single adults
  • Every night, nearly 60,000 people go to bed in a homeless shelter in NYC
  • 22,000 children will go to bed in a City shelter tonight
  • 55 percent of homeless New Yorkers in family shelters are children
  • There’s an estimated 4,000 homeless people living unsheltered in
    NYC
  • On average, 12,585 families with children went to bed in a New York City homeless shelter each night in 2018
  • There are only 35 affordable apartments available per 100 extremely low-income renters in New York