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New Resources: July – September 2016


AB 1747: Food Assistance: Higher Education sStudents (CA state law)
This 2016 California law enables students who qualify for the Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) - an optional component of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that gives counties the discretion to allow homeless people to use their benefits for prepared meals - to purchase freshly cooked food at on-campus food facilities. Under AB 1747, post-secondary institutions in counties participating in RMP will be required to register as approved food vendors. The bill also establishes a fund to support partnerships between food banks and on-campus kitchens, codifies existing practice to support SNAP campus outreach, and requires institutions to inform students annually about the program.
View the California: AB 1747 law.
Date posted: 9/19/16

Resources for Young Parents and Children Experiencing Homelessness
This youth.gov webpage gives practitioners, policymakers, and young parents access to resources about programs, guidance, practices, and supports available to young homeless parents and their children, including resources on parenting supports, such as fact sheets for parents and providers and a review of relevant home visiting research; resources related to mental health and substance use issues, ranging from evidence-based practices to fact sheets on Medicaid eligibility for youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness; and webinars on topics such as engaging young fathers, integrating early childhood home visiting and homelessness systems, and access to health care for pregnant and parenting youth.
Visit the Resources for Young Parents and Children Experiencing Homelessness webpage.
Date posted: 9/19/16

Access to Early Childhood Development Services for Homeless Families with Young Children: An Exploratory Project
This policy brief from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families (ACF) summarizes selected literature on homeless families with young children, and incorporates findings from a project prepared for ACF on the challenges facing families with young children who are temporarily staying with others or in motels/hotels. The brief examines the following questions: 1 - What are families' current living arrangements, and do they have alternative plans for shelter if they cannot stay at their current temporary location and are unable to receive the services of a shelter? 2 - What conditions are homeless families and children exposed to when they cannot or do not access the services of a shelter? 3 - To what extent are families knowledgeable about the federally sponsored early childhood support services available to them?
Download the Access to Early Childhood Development Services for Homeless Families with Young Children: An Exploratory Project.
Date posted: 9/19/16

Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2015
This annual U.S. Census Bureau report presents data on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in the United States based on statistics on health insurance coverage in the United States based on information collected in recent Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplements (CPS ASEC) and the American Community Survey (ACS).
Download Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2015
Date posted: 9/14/16

Income and Poverty in the United States: 2015
This annual U.S. Census Bureau report presents data on income, earnings, income inequality, and poverty in the United States based on information collected in recent Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplements (CPS ASEC) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Download Income and Poverty in the United States: 2015.
Date posted: 9/14/16

Guide to Collecting and Reporting Federal Data
This Guide serves as a resource for managing the collection and submission of high quality data that meets federal requirements. While primarily designed to meet the needs of State Coordinators for Homeless Education and EDFacts Coordinators, local liaisons may also find the Guide helpful in completing data reports required by their State Educational Agencies. The Guide includes:
  • a list of all the information school districts and states are required to report,
  • a table to help liaisons and state coordinators assess data quality,
  • sample comments states can submit with data, and
  • information to help plan for future collections.
    Download the Guide to Collecting and Reporting Federal Data.
    Date posted: 9/13/16

  • Addressing Housing Insecurity and Living Costs in Higher Education
    With high rates of college enrollment despite stagnant or declining family incomes and increasing college costs, today many college students are struggling to make ends meets and succeed in school. This Guidebook, developed jointly by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, reviews and explains strategies that institutions of higher education may consider to support their students with housing insecurity and other living costs, as well as examples of these strategies' implementation.
    Download Addressing Housing Insecurity and Living Costs in Higher Education.
    Date posted: 9/13/16


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