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New Resources: October – December 2016

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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.
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Date posted: 12/20/16

Application and Verification Guide - 2017-2018
This guide from the U.S. Department of Education is intended for financial aid administrators and counselors who help students begin the student aid process: filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), verifying information, and making corrections and other changes to the information reported on the FAFSA. The College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 states that unaccompanied homeless youth are to be considered independent students when applying for federal financial aid for higher education. See Chapter 5 - Special Cases for specific references to unaccompanied homeless youth.
Download the Application and Verification Guide - 2017-2018
Date posted: 11/28/16

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)
Date posted: 11/21/16

Housing and School Partnership on the January 2017 Point-In-Time Count
This NCHE fact sheet, geared towards a school audience, provides information about the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's annual Point-it-Time (PIT) count, and suggests strategies for how schools can help ensure the most comprehensive and effective count of youth experiencing homelessness.
Download Housing and School Partnership on the January 2017 Point-In-Time Count.
Date posted: 11/21/16

Aligning Federal Supports and Program Delivery for College Access and Completion
This federal interagency letter - released jointly by the U.S. Departments of Education, Agriculture, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, and Labor - publishes the latest guidance and resources that clarify how existing provisions within federal programs can be better aligned for postsecondary access and completion. The letter provides an annotated list by federal agency of guidance and resources to help practitioners understand the full array of supports available to low-income college students
Download Aligning Federal Supports and Program Delivery for College Access and Completion.
Date posted: 11/15/16

Making Student Status Determinations for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth: Eligibility Tool for Financial Aid Administrators (for the 2017-2018 FAFSA)
This form, developed collaboratively by the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) and the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY), is to be completed by a college financial aid administrator (FAA) who is evaluating a student's eligibility for independent student status. It provides guidance to assist FAAs in making a determination if a student seeking independent student status as an unaccompanied homeless youth comes to the attention of a FAA when a determination by a local liaison or shelter is not available.
Download Making Student Status Determinations for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth: Eligibility Tool for Financial Aid Administrators (for 2017-2018 FAFSA).
Download Making Student Status Determinations for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth: Eligibility Tool for Financial Aid Administrators (for 2016-2017 FAFSA).
Date posted: 11/10/16

2015 AHAR: Part 2 - Estimates of Homelessness in the U.S.
The 2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR): Part 2 presents the most recent national estimates of homelessness, focusing on people who experience homelessness as individuals, as family members, and as members of specific subpopulations. For each of these populations, the estimates describe how homelessness has changed over time and provide a demographic profile of homelessness in America. Part 2 of the AHAR estimates the number of people experiencing sheltered homelessness at any time during the year, whereas Part 1 of the AHAR estimates the number of people experiencing sheltered and unsheltered homelessness on a single night in January.
Download the 2015 AHAR: Part 2 - Estimates of Homelessness in the U.S..
Date posted: 10/26/16

AB 801: Postsecondary education: Success for Homeless Youth in Higher Education Act (CA state law)
This 2016 California law requires post-secondary institutions within the state to appoint a Homeless and Foster Student Liaison to inform current and prospective students of the institution about student financial aid and other assistance available to homeless youth and current and former foster youth. Further, the law authorizes the waiving of community college enrollment fees of $46 per unit per semester for homeless youth.
View the California: AB 1393 law.
Date posted: 10/03/16

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