houseDuring the 2017-18 school year, North Carolina public schools reported that 30,544* students enrolled in grades K-12 experienced homelessness during the school year. The previous school year reporting showed that 20,297 students experienced homelessness.

*Based on unofficial duplicated nighttime residency reporting data. 

Housing categories recognized with the McKinney-Vento Act include:

  • doubled-up
  • shelters and transitional housing
  • unsheltered, which includes cars, parks, campgrounds, temporary trailers (such as FEMA trailers), inadequate housing, or abandoned buildings
  • hotels and motels

Below is the latest primary nighttime residency data from the 2017-18 school year.

NCHEP Primary Nighttime Residency

For more data on NC students experiencing homelessness, visit the About NCHEP web page.

Archived Webinars

  • Navigating Services for Homeless Children: Child Care, Head Start, and PreK (06/01/18)
  • Partnering with Regional Committees in the NC Balance of Continuum of Care (09/24/18)
  • Collaborating with Local Homeless Liaisons (09/25/18)
  • Child Care Resources & Referral (CCR&R): Early Education Resources for Children Experiencing Homelessness (10/22/18)
  • Navigating Services for homeless Children: Home Visiting, WIC, and Early Intervention¬† (11/26/18)

Other Resources