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Child and Youth Homelessness Data

Our friends @SchoolHouse Connection and Poverty Solutions at @UMich recently released Child and Youth Homelessness Data Profiles: searchable data profiles that make available — for the first time — child and youth homelessness data at the county and Congressional levels. The profiles also include data at the national, state, and school district levels, and are meant to both educate us on the issues and drive us to act.

The Data Profiles are accompanied by “Seen and Served,” an analysis that examines patterns that are correlated with under-identifying and inadequately supporting children and youth experiencing homelessness. Together, the two pieces contain key data and insights on the number of students identified as experiencing homelessness and the number of districts that received dedicated federal funding to support children and youth experiencing homelessness—ultimately finding an alarming pattern of under-identification among school districts that do and do not receive dedicated funding to serve children and youth experiencing homelessness. But we can, and should, work to increase dedicated support for students experiencing homelessness across all school districts. “Seen and Served” outlines FOUR policy recommendations including increasing federal funding for the McKinney-Vento Act’s Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) program.

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