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Local Liaison Corner

Welcome to NCHE's Local Liaison Corner, where local homeless education liaisons will find resources designed specifically to help them with their role. As the technical assistance center for the U.S. Department of Education's federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program, NCHE is here to support you in your role.


Read a special welcome for Local Liaisons from NCHE's Director, George Hancock.

New Local Liaison Resources

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  • NCHE Homeless Education Issue briefs
    Consult NCHE briefs for a topical summary on a wide variety of homeless education issues.
  • NCHE Homeless Education Helpline
    Contact the NCHE helpline via email or phone with your homeless education questions.
  • NCHE Online Training
    Live Group Training Online
    Register for upcoming NCHE webinars or watch previously recorded NCHE webinars. Many NCHE webinars, including McKinney-Vento 101, McKinney-Vento 102, and Determining Eligibility for McKinney-Vento Rights and Services, are well-suited for helping new local liaisons understand foundational concepts for fulfilling their role.
    Self-paced Training
    Review training materials, including NCHE tutorial videos, recorded webinars, and print resources, at a pace and time of your choosing.
  • NCHE Resources by Topic Webpage
    Access resources from NCHE and other organizations on a wide variety of homeless education and related topics.
  • NCHE Educational Rights Posters
    Download or order hard copies of NCHE's Educational Rights Posters, available in parent or youth versions and in English and Spanish. These posters will assist with the identification of McKinney-Vento eligible students, will help inform parents and unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness in your community of supports available to them, and will help local liaisons meet the McKinney-Vento Act's requirement of the public dissemination of the educational rights of homeless children and youth in places where these young people and their families receive services.

Local Liaison-Specific Resources

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  • Homeless Liaison Toolkit
    NCHE's Homeless Liaison Toolkit is a comprehensive resource that will assist both new and veteran local liaisons in carrying out their responsibilities. Drawing on the expertise of practitioners with over ten years of experience in implementing the McKinney-Vento Act, the 2013 edition of the Homeless Liaison Toolkit includes requirements of the law, good practices, sample forms, and links to resources. Seventeen chapters on topics essential to implementing the McKinney-Vento Act synthesize in an easy-to-read format the essentials that local liaisons must know in order to carry out their responsibilities.

Other Resources

  • NCHE Legislation Webpage
    Visit the Legislation section of the NCHE website to access to the full statutory text, Regulations and Policy Guidance, and other targeted resources for key pieces of federal legislation related to the education and well-being of children, youth, and families experiencing homelessness.
  • NCHE Product List (electronic downloads and hard copies)
    Access a full list of NCHE products, including those that can be downloaded in electronic format and those that can be ordered in hard copy.
  • NCHE Product Order Form (hard copies)
    Order hard copies of NCHE products.
  • NCHE Staff Contact Information
    Access general NCHE contact information and that of individual NCHE staff members.
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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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