Enrolled students who are homeless - Cleveland (2017-2018)

During the 2017-2018 school year, CMSD enrolled more than 2,500 homeless students. Homelessness leads to increased family stress, poorer health outcomes, and decreased academic performance. According to the National Center on Family Homelessness, less than 25% of homeless students in Ohio go on to graduate from high school.

One driver of family homelessness is the issue of eviction. The vast majority of those experiencing an eviction are Black women with children in the household.

Insights/Notes

“Doubled Up” refers to a family dwelling situation where families need move in with other family members.

It is estimated that Cuyahoga County could experience 55,000 – 86,000 NEW evictions in the coming years as a result of COVID-19.

Source(s):

U.S. Department of Education “Ed Data Express” McKinney-Vento Act data on homeless students enrolled.