PJC In The News

Stripping the stigma from student homelessness

January 30, 2012: Jessica Anderson's report on the rising number of homeless students in Maryland highlights a problem that has remained off the radar of many policymakers, school staff and the public ("State's student homeless population doubles," Jan. 22).

As advocates, we especially appreciate the report's attention to students who double up with relatives or friends as a result of eviction, foreclosure or domestic violence. Over three quarters of Maryland's homeless students are doubled up or "couch surfing" and, as Ms. Anderson notes, they endure the hardship and instability that comes from never knowing when their host's charity will run out.
 
Read the rest of this letter to the editor from the Public Justice Center's Zafar Shah, Monisha Cherayil, and Debra Gardner: Stripping the stigma from student homelessness
 
Published in the Baltimore Sun


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