NYC students living in homeless shelters – Interactive map

The Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness has added the number of students living in shelters to its online interactive data tool, which is available at The data tool provides information on homeless students in all of New York City’s public schools, and can be displayed by borough, City Council district and state legislative district. Other available data includes the total number of students in each school, how many are homeless, how many live in shelters. The purpose of the interactive data tool is to provide policymakers, elected officials, educators, community advocates, grant-makers and the community with a fuller picture of where homeless students go to school and to help inform how/where resources may be best used.


The Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness is a policy research organization focused on family homelessness in New York City and throughout the United States. Through the examination of empirical, quantifiable data, ICPH seeks to inform and enhance public policy elated to homeless families, with an emphasis on the impact on children. Data and policy briefs are available free at

Interactive data tool

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