NEW YORK -- How serious is the crisis among homeless children?
Right now, we are at a point in New York City, where we have enough homeless children to fill-up two Citi fields.
Assemblyman Keith Wright describes the crisis in six words:
"It's almost like a perfect storm," Assemblyman Wright told PIX11.
He has seen first-hand how homelessness is paralyzing New Yorkers from Rochester to The Rockaways, and is concerned over the number of "new" faces - hard working people lost in this storm.
Homeless students miss class, with a 16 percent higher rate of absenteeism, compared to ‘housed’ students.
PIX11 reporters Jay Dow and Mario Diaz are focusing on the impact of homelessness on education, in their revealing week-long series, "No Place To Call Home."