This PowerPoint presentation provides the following information: Federal statutory requirements for collaboration Educational supports for homeless children and youth – Education subtitle of the McKinney-Vento Act – Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act and Head Start Act Strategies and action steps
Texas Appleseed and Texas Network of Youth Services (TNOYS) collaborate on a project focused on identifying systemic drivers of and solutions to youth homelessness. This fact sheets previews some early findings, including HOW MANY YOUNG PEOPLE EXPERIENCE HOMELESSNESS IN TEXAS?
https://www.huduser.gov/portal/publications/HousingInsecurityInHigherEd.html The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in partnership with the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, released a resource entitled Addressing Housing Insecurity and Living Costs in Higher Education: A Guidebook for Colleges and Universities. With high rates of college enrollment despite stagnant or declining family incomes and increasing college costs, today many college… Read more »
http://youth.gov/youth-topics/runaway-and-homeless-youth/resources-young-parents-children Youth.gov, the federal government’s online portal that provides information on funding and implementing evidence-based youth programs, has developed a webpage focused on young parents experiencing homelessness and their children. Practitioners, policymakers, and young parents can use this online database to find resources about programs, guidance, practices, and supports available to young homeless parents and… Read more »
https://aspe.hhs.gov/pdf-report/family-interventions-youth-experiencing-or-risk-homelessness The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a new report entitled Family Interventions for Youth Experiencing Homelessness or At Risk of Homelessness. Family conflict is a key driver of youth homelessness; and most programs serving youth experiencing homelessness use some form of family intervention to address conflict and help reconnect youth when… Read more »
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/fysb/resource/youth-specific-faq-coordinated-entry-20160824 The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a new resource entitled Youth Specific FAQs for Coordinated Entry. Coordinated Entry (CE) is a process implemented by local HUD Continuums of Care (CoCs) to ensure that all people experiencing a housing crisis have fair… Read more »
This Q&A document by the USED helps homeless youth navigate the Federal financial aid process.
https://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/ecd/access_to_early_childhood_development_services_for_homeless_families.pdf The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services(HHS) released a new report entitled Access to Early Childhood Development Services for Homeless Families with Young Children: An Exploratory Project. Homelessness in the United States is a complex and persistent problem. For families with young versus older children experiencing homelessness, solutions are made more elusive by… Read more »
https://aspe.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/205256/adolescents.pdf The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently released a report entitled Adolescent Well-Being after Experiencing Homelessness. The report, based on data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Family Options Study, provides a descriptive analysis of the experiences of the study’s 791 focal children. Key findings of the report include:… Read more »
The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) issued a new 2-page fact sheet entitled Housing and School Partnership on the January 2017 Point-In-Time Count. This fact sheet, geared towards a school audience, provides information about the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s annual Point-it-Time (PIT) count, and suggests strategies for how schools can help… Read more »