Partnering to Support Educational Success for Runaway and Homeless Youth

This brief is designed for educators and providers of services for youth experiencing homelessness, including State Coordinators for Homeless Education, local homeless education liaisons, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Program grantees. It provides a brief overview of the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY)… Read more »

Youth Specific FAQs for Coordinated Entry 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 »

What Homeless Education Liaisons Need to Know about The Texas Balance of State Continuum of Care

To ensure that the educational needs of homeless children and youth are met, it is imperative to have the support and knowledge of local Homeless Education Liaisons incorporated into the community planning process led by the Texas Homeless Network and the Local Homeless Coalitions. Partnering with the Continuum of Care can help Education Liaisons form… Read more »

Research Summary – Homelessness & Education Cross-System Collaboration (NCHE)

Homelessness and Education –  Cross-System Collaboration:
Applied Research Summary and Tools, December 2015

Since the economic recession of 2008, the number of children that school districts have identified as homeless has increased significantly (NAEHYC, 2014). In fact, the number of school-age children who experienced homelessness reached approximately 1.23 million in 2013, which is the highest level since such data were first collected (Bassuk, DeCandia, Beach, & Berman, 2014; NAEHCY, 2014).

Interagency Data Disclosure: A Tip Sheet on Interagency Collaboration

This tip sheet, developed by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) in coordination with the the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), will help state and local education agency (SEA and LEA) homeless education programs, housing and human service agencies, and organizations serving homeless families, children, and youths better coordinate their services by disclosing student data and information with each other.