With LAUSD’s number of homeless students jumping by more than 1,000 since November, local and state response grows

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

In just the last five months, L.A. Unified’s number of homeless students has climbed by more than a thousand.

The district has identified 17,494 homeless students as of Tuesday — up from about 16,200 students reported in November and about 17,280 reported one month ago, according to data provided by school board member Kelly Gonez. The term homeless includes those living in shelters, motels, cars, doubled up with other families and those who are unsheltered.