Fast Fact – Sept. 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.