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Federal Data Summary School Years 2012-13 to 2014-15: Education for Homeless Children and Youth
This December 2016 report provides a summary of data collected by the McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program. The report includes an examination of data collected for the 2012-13, 2013-14, and 2014-15 school years. Information on the process used to collect data, issues related to data quality for various elements, and data collected by other federal programs also are discussed.
Download Federal Data Summary School Years 2012-13 to 2014-15: Education for Homeless Children and Youth.
Download reports from previous years.


Other Resources

America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2012
This annual report by The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics presents a comprehensive look at critical areas of child well-being, including statistical indicators of trends in education, health status, behavior and social environment, and economic security.
Download America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2012.
Access reports from previous years.

America's Youngest Outcasts: A Report Card on Child Homelessness
This 2014 report from the National Center on Family Homelessness documents the number of homeless children in every state, their well-being, their risk for child homelessness, and state-level planning and policy efforts. Using findings from numerous sources that include well-established national data sets, as well as its own research, NCFH rank the states in four domains, and then develops a composite of these domains to rank the states from 1 (best) to 50 (worst). A page about the District of Columbia also is available.
Download America's Youngest Outcasts: A Report Card on Child Homelessness.

Annie E Casey Foundation: KIDS COUNT Data Center
This website brings together data on the well-being of children collected by KIDS COUNT grantees from state and local sources. Users can access state-specific inventories of data from local sources, such as health departments, human services agencies, and schools. Users have access to raw data and can generate graphs, maps, rankings, and regional or state profiles.
Visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center website.

Child Trends DataBank
Child Trends Databank is the one-stop-shop for the latest national trends and research on over 80 key indicators of child and youth well-being. The DataBank includes statistics and information on such issues as social and emotional development, poverty and income, and education and skills.
Visit the Child Trends DataBank website.

National Center for Education Statistics
The National Center for Education Statisics (NCES) is the primary federal entity responsible for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the United States.
Visit the National Center for Education Statistics website.

National Low Income Housing Coalition
The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) is dedicated solely to ending America's affordable housing crisis. NLIHC strives to achieve this goal by working in four program areas: public education, organizing, research, and policy advocacy. One particularly useful area of their website is their Congressional District Housing Profiles page, where they provide housing affordability data for renter households in each congressional district by state.
Visit the National Low Income Housing Coalition website.

National Center for Children in Poverty: 50-State Demographics Wizard
This webpage from the National Center for Children in Poverty provides statistical information about low-income children focusing on various areas of interest, including family income level; parental presence, education, employment, and marital status; the child's age and race-ethnicity; and family residential area and moves.
Visit the 50-State Demographics Wizard webpage.

National Survey of Programs and Services for Homeless Families: The Red, White, and Blue Book
The National Survey of Programs and Services for Homeless Families, hosted by the Institute for Children and Poverty, is an online resource for service providers, advocates, researchers, and public policy makers working in the field of family homelessness. It provides a state-by-state snapshot of the interconnections between governmental, nonprofit, and voluntary sector work to end family homelessness. It also provides nationwide and local demographics of family homeless populations and information about the funding sources available to them.
Visit the National Survey of Programs and Services for Homeless Families webpage.

The Colorado On-Time Graduation Rate
This webpage from the Colorado Department of Education provides statistics on the on-time graduation of students in Colorado. Visit the Graduates and Completers by District, and Instructional Program Service Type link to access graduation data disaggregated by various subgroups, including students with disabilities, economically disadvantaged students, and students experiencing homelessness.
Visit the Colorado On-Time Graduation Rate webpage.

The Virginia On-Time Graduation Rate
This webpage from the Virginia Department of Education provides statistics on the on-time graduation of students in Virginia. Data is disaggregated by various subgroups, including students with disabilities, economically disadvantaged students, and students experiencing homelessness.
Visit the Virginia On-Time Graduation Ratewebpage.

The 2016 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress
This HUD report outlines the key findings of the 2016 Point-In-Time (PIT) and Housing Inventory (HIC) counts conducted in January 2016. Specifically, this report provides 2016 national, state, and CoC-level PIT and HIC estimates of homelessness, as well as estimates of chronically homeless persons, homeless veterans, and homeless children and youth.
Download The 2016 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress
   Part I Point-in-Time Estimates of Homelessness
(November 2016)
Download The 2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress
   Part I Point-in-Time Estimates of Homelessness
(November 2015)
   Part 2 Estimates of Homelessness in the U.S. (October 2016)
Download The 2014 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress
   Part I Point-in-Time Estimates of Homelessness
(December 2014)
   Part 2 Estimates of Homelessness in the U.S. (November 2015)
Download The 2013 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress
   Part I Point-in-Time Estimates of Homelessness
(December 2013)
   Part II Estimates of Homelessness in the U.S. (February 2015)
Download The 2012 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress
   Volume I Point-in-Time Estimates of Homelessness
(December 2012)
   Volume II Estimates of Homelessness in the United States (September 2013)
Download The 2011 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress (November 2012)
Download The 2010 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress (June 2011)
Download The 2009 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress (June 2010)
Download The Third Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress (July 2008)
Download The Second Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress (March 2008)
Download The Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress (February 2007)

U.S. Conference of Mayors 2016 Hunger and Homelessness Survey
This is the 2016 edition of the annual survey provided by the United States Conference of Mayors. It is a status report on hunger and homelessness in the United States based on a 38-city survey.
Download the 2016 Survey | 2015 Survey | 2014 Survey | 2013 Survey | 2012 Survey | 2011 Survey | 2010 Survey | 2009 Survey | 2008 Survey | 2007 Survey | 2006 Survey | 2005 Survey | 2004 Survey | 2003 Survey | 2002 Survey | 2001 Survey.

U.S. Census Bureau School District Poverty Estimates
The U.S. Census Bureau's Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates program (SAIPE) produces annually updated school district poverty estimates to support the administration and allocation of Title I funding under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended. These data include estimates of total population, number of children ages 5 to 17, and number of related children ages 5 to 17 in families in poverty.
Visit the School Districts Poverty Estimates webpage.

Voices from the Street: A Survey of Homeless Youth by Their Peers
In 2007, the California Research Bureau conducted a survey in which homeless and formerly homeless youth completed 208 interviews with their currently and formerly homeless peers across the state in order to find out about their experiences, the services they need, and the changes they would like to see happen in policy or law. This report presents the survey responses and findings.
Download the Voices from the Street: A Survey of Homeless Youth by Their Peers report.

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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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