Kids and Foreclosures: New York City

Report by Vicki Been, Ingrid Gould Ellen, Amy Ellen Schwartz, Leanna Stiefel, Meryle Weinstein
September 1, 2010

Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy   (New York)

This report uses a unique data set on New York City students to examine the characteristics of the City’s students and schools that have been affected by foreclosures. Specifically, it links student-level academic records to building-level foreclosure data in New York City to address three questions about children living in properties entering foreclosure. First, how many students live in properties entering foreclosure? Second, what are the characteristics of those students and how do they compare to those of the full population of students attending New York City’s public schools?Third, are students living in properties going through foreclosure concentrated in particular schools, and if so, what are the characteristics of those schools? The report focuses on students from the 2003-04 and 2006-07 academic school years.