Fast Fact – Sept. 24, 2021

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 24, 2021

In the 2019-2020 school year, Colorado school districts identified 21,416 children in grades PK-12 who were experiencing homelessness. A student is considered to be experiencing homelessness if they are living in a homeless shelter, unsheltered, doubled-up in a household with another family due to economic hardship, living in emergency or transitional housing, awaiting foster care, or living in a hotel or motel.  A safe, consistent place to call home is important to child and family well-being, and research indicates that experiencing homelessness can be a risk factor for academic achievement. To find the number of PK-12 children impacted by homelessness in your county, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center. 

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.