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Hidden in Plain Sight: Homeless Students in America’s Public Schools

A REPORT BY CIVIC ENTERPRISES AND HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES; 2016 While student homelessness is on the rise, with more than 1.3 million homeless students identified during the 2013-14 school year1, these students and the school liaisons and state coordinators that support them tell us that student homelessness...

Hungry, Homeless and in College

by Chicago Hope Lab, March 2017 Food and housing insecurity among the nation’s community college students threatens their health and wellbeing, along with their academic achievements. Addressing these basic needs is critical to ensuring that more students not only start college, but also have the...

Escape Routes: Meta analysis of Homelessness in LA

April 2018, by Economic Roundtable. Underwritten by the Conrad Hilton Foundation Chronic homelessness is a catastrophe and the result of multiple failures, both before and after the onset of homelessness. This meta-analysis of information about homelessness experienced in Los Angeles County frames issues to be...

NN4Y: Youth In America: The Way Forward

March 2014, There is no plausible excuse for any child to experience homelessness. The National Network for Youth has solutions to address youth homelessness and human trafficking of youth: however greater federal support is necessary to reach all vulnerable youth with needed prevention and intervention services. No...

REPORT: How to Reduce Chronic Homelessness

Escape Routes: Meta-Analysis of Homelessness in L.A. APRIL 24, 2018 / BY DANIEL FLAMING, PATRICK BURNS AND JANE CARLEN; LA Economic Roundtable UNDERWRITER: THE CONRAD N. HILTON FOUNDATION Information from 26 datasets with records of Los Angeles County’s homeless residents was used for a first-of-its-kind meta-analysis that...

Struggling to Survive – Striving to Succeed: Food and Housing Insecurities in the Community College.

Wood, J. L., Harris III, F., & Delgado, N. R. (2016). Struggling to survive – striving to succeed: Food and housing insecurities in the community college. San Diego, CA: Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL). Search Terms: Student homelessness, food insecurities, housing, community colleges In...

Social Determinants of Health Report: Housing and Health in Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, “Social Determinants of Health Report: Housing and Health in Los Angeles County” Los Angeles 2015 Social Determinants of Health Report: Housing and Health in Los Angeles County Search Terms: Homelessness, housing, housing instability, unaffordable housing This report...

Education: State and District Implementation of the Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/opepd/ppss/reports.html#homeless   by US Department of Education, Office of Planning , Evaluation and Policy Development, Policy and Program Studies Service, Washington D.C.,(2015) Search Terms: homeless students, Education for Homeless Children and Youth, EHCY, educational barriers In the 2010-2011 school year, approximately one million or 2 percent...

Serving Our Youth: Findings for a National Survey of Service Providers Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth Who Are Homeless or At-Risk of Becoming Homeless

http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Durso-Gates-LGBT-Homeless-Youth-Survey-July-2012.pdf by Durso, LA, and Gates, GL (2012). Los Angeles: The Williams Institute with True Colors Fund and the Palette Fund. Search Terms: homeless youth, LGBTQ, LGBT, This report presents findings drawn from a LGBT web-based Youth Provider Survey conducted in 2011-2012 with over 350...

California Homeless Youth Project, Voices from the Street: California’s Homeless Students: A Growing Population (2014)

California Homeless Youth Project, Voices from the Street: California’s Homeless Students: A Growing Population http://cahomelessyouth.library.ca.gov/docs/pdf/CaliforniasHomelessStudents_AGrowingPopulation.pdf Shahera Hyatt, Brynn Walzer, and Patricia Julianelle, California Research Bureau Search Terms: education, homeless students, California, policy, data collection Summary: Children experiencing homelessness encounter many obstacles to their education. This...