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Homeless Students

bullet  Statistics on Homeless Children & Youth
  • Did you know that during the 2012-13 school year there were more than 1000 homeless students in Macomb County?

  • The 1034 homeless students represent 514 families with 1932 family members

  • More than 80% of the homeless families in Macomb County have never been homeless before!

  • In the United States the number of homeless students increased 38% between school years 2006-07 and 2009-10. In Macomb County that number increased 110% during the same time span!

  • In Michigan, almost 10% of all children have been directly affected by the foreclosure crisis.

  • In Macomb County the child poverty rate has increased 50% between 2005 and 2011.  Currently 20.6% of children ages 0-17, lives in poverty.

  • During the 2010-11 school years, 45% of Macomb students were receiving free and reduced lunch.

  • The MISD Homeless Education Project works closely with county schools to assist homeless students in meeting their basic needs and help provide school stability.

  • The MISD Homeless Education Project assists homeless students with new backpacks, school supplies, socks, personal hygiene items, winter hats & gloves and gift cards to help each student with needed clothing or shoes.

  • MISD Homeless Education Project for Children & Youth Student Count by year in Macomb County: 

2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2014-15
810 877 1126 1034 1650


Sources: National Coalition for the Homeless, Macomb Homeless Coalition, 2010 U. S. Census, Michigan Kids Count




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