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 »
For those recovering from a disaster, man-made or natural, immediate needs for income and housing may overshadow critical concerns about education of children and youth. However, the needs of displaced students should also be considered. This manual is designed to encourage and assist advocates working with displaced students seeking access to appropriate educational services. As… Read more »
The goal of this report is to identify multi-system policy solutions that could prevent youth homelessness or provide better interventions to ensure youth who encounter homelessness get back on their feet quickly. We hope to shed light on what C.F. asked us to consider: how policymakers and stakeholders, understanding the reality that homelessness could happen… Read more »
This is the largest national survey assessing the basic needs security of university students. It is the HOPE Lab’s 3rd national survey; the other two focused on community colleges. This year we report on 43,000 students at 66 institutions in 20 states and the District of Columbia. That includes over 20,000 students at 35 4-year… Read more »
National Estimates The first in a series of Research-to-Impact briefs by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago on understanding and addressing youth homelessness. A one-page summary accompanies this study. Missed Opportunities: National Estimates highlights results from a national survey on unaccompanied youth homelessness in America. The study captures youth homelessness broadly, including sleeping on… Read more »
The second in a series of Research-to-Impact briefs by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago on understanding and addressing youth homelessness. A one-page summary accompanies this study. Missed Opportunities: LGBTQ Youth Homelessness in America highlights research related to the specific experiences of young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ)… Read more »
The third in a series of Research-to-Impact briefs by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago on understanding and addressing youth homelessness. A one-page summary accompanies this study. Missed Opportunities: Pregnant and Parenting Youth Experiencing Homelessness in America details the unique challenges faced by young people experiencing homelessness who are pregnant or parenting. Our findings… Read more »
The McKiney-Vento Act guarantees a child or youth identified as homeless the right to attend either the school of origin or the local attendance area school. This brief explains the provisions in the law related to school selection and offers strategies for implementing them in a school district.
July 2018 The fourth in a series of Research-to-Impact briefs by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago on understanding and addressing youth homelessness. Missed Opportunities: Counting Youth Experiencing Homelessness in America summarizes key lessons learned from conducting point-in-time counts of youth experiencing homelessness in 22 diverse counties across the United States. Youth counts can… Read more »
United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) To prevent and end homelessness in America, we need to have a clear understanding of who is at risk of homelessness and who experiences homelessness. We also need to be attentive to differences within and between subpopulations of people who are at risk or are experiencing homelessness. In… Read more »
This short document provides basic information to help housing and homeless assistance providers advocate with their families and youth for appropriate educational services, from birth through higher education. The rights and protections outlined here apply to all children and youth experiencing homelessness, as defined by the education subtitle of the McKinney-Vento Act.
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… Read more »
The Treatment and Services Adaptation Center promotes trauma-informed school systems that provide prevention and early intervention strategies to create supportive and nurturing school environments. This website has many resources to assist with all personnel dealing with homeless students and families. Visit the center at: https://traumaawareschools.org/
Tulane University’s School of Social Work has released a resource guide for parents and teacher on homelessness and poverty among students. As unbelievable as it sounds, repots have shown that more than a third of students struggle to avoid hunger and lack stable housing. How are students and kids expected to grow and do well… 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 »
Subtitle VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. § 11431 et seq.; hereafter the McKinney-Vento Act), reauthorized in 2015 by Title IX, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), ensures educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness. This brief explains the legislation and offers strategies for implementing it… Read more »
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.
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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!
This NCHE brief: explains the definition of homeless established in the education subtitle of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act; describes some of the challenges faced by families, children, and youth experiencing homelessness; and provides an overview of the educational rights and supports available to students experiencing homelessness.
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.