NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There has been a surge in the number of homeless students on Long Island in recent years, new state data shows.
As WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported, Suffolk County has the second highest homeless student enrollment in the state, behind New York City.
There are nearly 5,000 homeless students in Suffolk County, according to state data from the 2012-13 school year. Nassau County is close behind with about 3,200 homeless students enrolled.
In the 2007-08 school year, Suffolk had less than 2,000 homeless students enrolled, while Nassau had 660 homeless students, according to state data.