1 in 17 Central Florida students homeless within past year, report says

26,000 children homeless across Central Florida in 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. – At least one out of every 17 children in Central Florida spent part of last year, homeless, according to a new report.

The results of the study by independent consultants for the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness, were published Friday in the Orlando Sentinel.

The report found a total of 26,000 children living in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties either lived in a shelter, a vehicle or motel, at some point last year.

Researchers also found that many of the kids were left homeless by family financial issues, including job loss and large medical bills.

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