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Youth Housing Instability by County, New Mexico Grades 9-12, 2019

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Why Is This Important?

Young people experiencing homelessness face significant educational, health, and emotional challenges. Most adolescents who experience homelessness do so as part of a family that includes at least one adult. According to a report by the U.S. Department of Heatlh & Human Services, Adolescent Well-Being after Experiencing Family Homelessness: - Adolescents who recently experienced a stay in a homeless shelter were more likely to experience housing instability and to live in overcrowded conditions than other low income families, even though they lived with their families. - Adolescents in families with recent experiences of homelessness were much more likely to have changed schools or been absent from school than their peers nationally at all income levels. - Recently homeless adolescents who changed schools frequently had lower grades, less motivation, and more problem behaviors than those who did not. - Adolescents with recent experiences of homelessness generally exhibited more problem behaviors than their peers nationally across all income levels.

Youth Housing Instability by County, New Mexico Grades 9-12, 2019

  • **Percentages based on fewer than 50 completed surveys are not shown because they do not meet the DOH standard for data release.

Definition

Number of high school students who answered, - In the home of a friend, family member , or other person because I had to leave my home or my parent or guardian cannon afford housing - In a shelter or emergency housing - In a motel or hotel - In a care, park, campground, or other public place - I do not have a usual place to sleep to the question, "During the past 30 days, where did you usually sleep?"

Data Source

New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, New Mexico Department of Health and Public Education Department.

How the Measure is Calculated

  • Numerator:

    The number of students in grades 9-12 who "In my parent's or guardian's home" to the question, "During the past 30 days, where did you usually sleep at night?" Other responses, indicating unstable housing or homelessness, were "In a friend's or relative's home", "In a foster home or group facility", "In a shelter or emergency housing", "In a hotel or motel", "In a car, park, campground, or other public place", "I moved from place to place", and "Somewhere else."
  • Denominator:

    Number of high school students who answered the Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey question, "During the past 30 days, where did you usually sleep?"

Health Topic Pages Related to: Youth Experiencing Housing Instability

Indicator Data Last Updated On 05/24/2021, Published on 05/20/2022
Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, Survey Section, Epidemiology and Response Division, New Mexico Department of Health and Coordinated School Health & Wellness Bureau, NM Public Education Department. Contact NMDOH, 1190 S. Saint Francis Drive, P.O. Box 26110, Santa Fe, NM, 87502. Telephone: (505) 476-1779.