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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: 

2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2014-15 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
810 877 1126 1034 1650 1618 1594 1296

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