Homeless children and youth

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Definitions: This indicator reports the number of public school students in each county who are homeless. The U.S. Department of Education defines homeless children and youth as “lacking fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.” All U.S. school districts must identify and report homeless students enrolled in schools as required by the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987.

"Doubled-up" refers to staying with another family; "transitional" to staying in shelters, awaiting foster care, and other transitional housing situations; and "unsheltered" to living in cars, parks, campgrounds, temporary trailers, etc.

Data Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Footnotes: Selected school districts are those in the most populous town or city in each New Hampshire county, as well as in any city with a population of at least 25,000 and Portsmouth. Data suppressed for counts under 5.