ABC 11 is reporting a sharp rise in homeless children in Wake County – many of whom live in Raleigh’s District B along Capital Blvd and New Bern. According to the story, the Wake County Public School System identified more than 4,000 homeless children. That is nearly double the number identified in 2014/2015.
Here are the numbers over the past five years.
2018-2019 – 4,365
2017-2018 – 3,989
2016-2017 – 3,465
2015-2016 – 2,940
2014-2015 – 2,736
Providing a safe and healthy home to every child in Raleigh and Wake County should be our number one priority. They cannot wait any longer. We cannot lose so many children to poverty.
It is a complete disgrace.
Read more at ABC 11’s website: https://abc11.com/society/wake-co-experiencing-sharp-rise-in-homelessness-among-kids/5699836/