California's homeless students: undercounted, underfunded and growing

Oakland shelter gives homeless teen hope for a future

October 2, 2017

 

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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