The TEXAS Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program (EHCY) is a collaboration between the Texas Education Agency, the Region 10 Education Service Center, and the Texas Homeless Education Office. The EHCY program is authorized by Subtitle B of Title VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11431 et seq.) to ensure enrollment,… Read more »
This report, prepared by the Texas Homeless Education Office (THEO) in partnership with Region 10 Eduation Service Center (ESC) and the Texas Education Agency (TEA), was published on November 30, 2016.
The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, and Education released an interagency policy statement on early childhood homelessness. As shown in this new infographic, in the United States, infancy is the age at which individuals are most likely to enter shelter or transitional housing, followed by ages one to five…. Read more »
https://www.census.gov/library/publications/2016/demo/p60-256.html U.S. Census Bureau released its annual report on poverty and income in the United States. Income and Poverty in the United States: 2015 presents data on income, earnings, income inequality, and poverty in the United States based on information collected in the 2016 and earlier Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplements (CPS… Read more »
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.tuck.com/sleeping-homeless/ It’s difficult to sleep if you don’t have a home. It’s especially difficult to sleep deeply when you have no way to secure your personal belongings and you’re worried about your personal safety. Unfortunately, this describes what sleeping is like for the homeless. Homelessness is an incredibly prevalent issue in the US with over… Read more »
Research and data, including surveys of homeless and formerly homeless youths, indicate that experiencing homelessness can have significant negative impacts on children academically, socially, and emotionally. The Education for Homeless Children and Youths (EHCY) program, authorized under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney-Vento Act), is designed to address the needs of homeless children and youths… Read more »
Issue Brief from Texas Legislative Budget Board Staff, released May 2016.
Nationwide survey of homeless students and school liaisons highlights challenges and opportunities, just as ESSA requires districts and states – for the first time – to report high school graduation rates for homeless students More than 1.3 million public school students were identified as homeless in 2012- 2013, a number that has been rising since… Read more »
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (Subtitle B—Education for Homeless Children and Youth), reauthorized in January 2002, ensures educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness. This brief explains the legislation and offers strategies for implementing it in a school district.
Preventing and Ending Youth Homelessness: A Coordinated Community Response
This document provides a preliminary vision for such a response. It draws upon what we know works to end homelessness for other populations, along with strategies that support the unique needs of unaccompanied youth and young adults under 25.
Flyer on how to help children experiencing homelessness.
OFF to School in Texas!
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The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) Framework to End Youth Homelessness (youth framework) expands on the Amendment to Opening Doors legislaton by providing clarity on what needs to be done specifically to address youth homelessness to help reach the goal of ending homelessness among children and youth by 2020. This document is a… Read more »
Look Around. What do you See? For Families without Homes: Realtors Hold A Key!
To obtain school registration forms or to get a helping hand for your school-age guests, contact your district’s homeless education liaison
What a School Custodian Sees and Hears May Rescue a Life!
McKinney-Vento Law Into Practice Brief Series
Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness: An Introduction to the Issues
People experiencing homelessness are not a static group; homelessness is a ìrevolving-door phenomenonî. It is estimated that, over the course of a year, between 2.3 and 3.5 million people will experience homelessness, of which between 900,000 and 1.4 million will be children.
When foreclosures force children from their homes, their education is disrupted, their peer relationships crumble, and the social networks that support them are fractured. Indeed, their physical health, as well as their emotional health and well-being is placed at risk.
Without a safe, stable home to call their own, young children face tremendous obstacles to the critical cognitive, behavioral and social development that occurs during their earliest years, concludes Joydeep Roy of the Economic Policy Institute in a paper for the Partnership for America’s Economic Success.
The impact of poor housing on children’s educational success means this crisis will have reverberations for society as a whole for decades to come.
Children and youth who flee violent homes with a parent survivor and who become homeless as a result face many barriers. Young people who flee violent homes are at heightened risk for emotional and behavioral problems.