In this Special Report, EdSource spotlights homelessness among California students: who is affected and why it’s often underreported and ignored. It features one district with one of the highest rates of homeless students; an interactive map of the hot spots for homeless students, an audio story of a homeless Oakland teen’s search for help. Here’s a full report by EdSource reporters Carolyn Jones and Daniel J. Willis.
Explore our map showing the percentage of homeless students as reported by California's more than 10,000 schools.
An audio story on the challenges facing homeless students in Oakland and the resources available to them, like the Dreamcatcher Youth Shelter
An EdSource special report on how the housing crisis has forced more students into homelessness.
Nearly 15,000 children living in shelters, motels, cars or "doubled up" with other families
Over a quarter of the state’s nearly 10,500 schools report zero homeless students meaning homeless students in those districts aren't receiving the specialized assistance required by state and federal law.