Across California there are just over 200,000 students in kindergarten through high school who meet the legal definition of being homeless by living in shelters, cars, hotels, mobile homes, or – out of economic hardship – with friends and relatives.

The housing crunch in the San Francisco-Bay Area accounts for at least 15,000 of those students.

Here EdSource reporter Sarah Tan tells the story of one teenager who knows all about not having a place to call home.

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