How Housing Prices Are Hurting Salinas Schoolkids

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Tote bags with messages for homeless families made by students on display at the Family Resource Center. (Vanessa Rancaño/KQED)

About 40 percent of students in the Salinas City Elementary School District are considered homeless. This can mean living in a shelter or living in an overcrowded home, like multiple families co-existing in a single place. It’s a problem that hurts schoolchildren and their ability to learn and retain information. And it stems from high and growing housing prices.

Guest: Vanessa Rancaño, KQED education reporter

To see more of Vanessa’s reporting on Monterey County tap here.