City announces $30M for homeless students

City officials say a $30 million commitment will go toward services for homeless students living in temporary housing around the city.

City officials say a $30 million commitment will go toward services for homeless students living in temporary housing around the city. (6/3/16)

THE BRONX - City officials say a $30 million commitment will go toward services for homeless students living in temporary housing around the city.

There are more than 29,000 students who are currently living in shelters, according to the city's Department of Homeless Services.

Department Commissioner Steven Banks says the money is part of a larger program to help homeless students move out of shelters and remain connected to the educational system.

Local officials say the program will have a large impact in the Bronx, where Claremont, Mott Haven, Morris Heights and Highbridge have the largest number of homeless students -- with 18 percent living in shelters.

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