Supporting Whole-Family Approaches to Housing Stability and Economic Mobility: The Role of Housing and Homelessness Providers

Home, Together, the federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness, focuses on strategies to ensure that homelessness is a rare, brief, and one-time experience. In order to achieve that goal, national, state, and local partners must work across sectors to build a coordinated community response that addresses the strengths and needs of individuals and families.

This fact sheet, part of a series that focuses on recommendations from the Policy Statement on Meeting the Needs of Families with Young Children Experiencing and At Risk of Homelessness, is designed to strengthen collaboration between early care and education (ECE) providers and housing and homelessness services providers. It provides strategies for supporting a whole-family approach—breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty by simultaneously and comprehensively meeting the needs of both children and parents who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness.