University of Illinois Urbana‑Champaign

Homelessness: Young Students Experiencing Homelessness

About the data

Number of students who do not have permanent and adequate homes (PFA, K, grades 1, 2, 3). Homeless students may include those who are sharing housing with other individuals because of loss of housing, living in nonhousing locations, substandard housing, living in emergency or transitional shelters, are abandoned at hospitals, or awaiting foster care placement.

For a discussion of data that has been collected and is available on this topic, read What Can the Data Really Tell Us About the Number of Young Children Experiencing Homelessness in Illinois?

Available data on IECAM database: FY2017 only

Geographic region: Counties

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)

For additional data and a map, see Homelessness: Kindergarten Students Reported as Homeless. This is FY2019 data only.