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Resources

Homeless Children and Youth: Causes and Consequences
The number of homeless families with children has increased in recent years due to the lack of the affordable housing, and compounded by the current economic recession. This November 2009 report from the National Center on Children and Poverty explores the causes and consequences of the epidemic of homelessness and children and youth.
Download the report.

Homelessness Resource Center
The Homelessness Resource Center, hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is an interactive online community of service providers; policymakers; researchers; and public agencies at federal, state, and local levels. The Center shares state-of-the art knowledge, evidence-based practices and practical resources to prevent and end homelessness through providing publications and materials, and online learning and networking opportunities.
Visit the resource center.

Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness
The Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH) is an independent nonprofit research organization based in New York City. Drawing on the talent of an experienced, professional research staff, the Institute produces action-oriented research designed to illuminate the complex issue of family homelessness, and inform and enhance public policy related to homeless families.
Visit the ICPH website.
Visit ICPH's National Survey of Programs and Services for Homeless Families: The Red, White, and Blue Book website.
Visit ICPH's Almanac of Family Homelessness website.

National Alliance to End Homelessness
The National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to mobilize the nonprofit, public, and private sectors of society in an alliance to end homelessness. Their website includes links to numerous resources about the issue of homelessness in America, including statistics, policy and legislation, best practices, and fact sheets for kids.
Visit the NAEH website.

National Center on Family Homelessness
The National Center on Family Homelessness (NCFH) is the nation's definitive authority on family homelessness. NCFH is a leader in research and evaluation, program design, service delivery, systems integration, and advocacy to help homeless children and their families.
Visit the NCFH website.

National Coalition for the Homeless
The mission of the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) is to end homelessness. Toward this end, NCH engages in public education, policy advocacy, and grassroots organizing. NCH focuses its work on the areas of housing justice, economic justice, health care justice, and civil rights.
Visit the NCH website.

Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness
This report from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness examines the issue of homelessness in America and proposes a plan to prevent and end homelessness in our country. The plan outlines an interagency collaboration that aligns mainstream housing, health, education, and human services to prevent homelessness and proposes a set of strategies that call upon the federal government to work in partnership with the private sector, philanthropy, and state and local governments to employ cost effective, comprehensive solutions to end homelessness.
Visit the Opening Doors webpage.

Promising Strategies to End Family Homelessness
This report, released by the National Alliance to End Homelessness in May 2006, examines public perception of family homelessness and strategies creating positive outcomes in cities and counties across the country. The report asserts that despite perceptions, homelessness is different and imminently more solvable than many Americans believe.
Download the report.

Sourcebook on Ending Family Homelessness
This sourcebook, compiled by the National Alliance to End Homelessness, is an evolving compendium of information to assist communities moving forward on plans to end family homelessness. Each section provides a unique contribution to the overall goal of ending family homelessness, including a fact sheet on family homelessness, a review of research on the intersection of child welfare and homelessness, a selection of best practices, and a selected bibliography of research on family homelessness.
Download the sourcebook.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Homelessness
This webpage provides information about homelessness in America, as well as HHS homeless assistance programs, publications, research results, and many other resources related to homelessness.
Visit the webpage.
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The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) is the U.S. Department of Education's technical assistance center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program. NCHE is housed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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