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New Resources: January – March 2018

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California State University Basic Needs Initiative
The California State University system (CSU) is a national leader in studying the prevalence of food and housing insecurity among college students experiencing homelessness, and identifying and implementing solutions to support students’ basic needs.
Learn more about the CSU Basic Needs Initiative.
Download Serving Displaced and Food Insecure Students in the CSU. (Jan 2016)
Download Study of Student Basic Needs. (Jan 2018)
Download Report on CSU Actions to Support Students Facing Food and Housing Insecurity. (Feb 2018)
Date posted: 2/8/18

LEA Summary Statistics and Notes for Homeless Students Enrolled Data: School Years 2013-14 to 2015-16
This NCHE resource includes summary statistics for publicly-released enrollment and demographic data on students experiencing homelessness who were identified by U.S. public schools during the 2013-2014, 2014-2015, and 2015-2016 school years. Data is collected by local educational agencies (LEAs, or school districts) and reported annually to the U.S. Department of Education through State educational agencies (SEAs). The data include information collected at the LEA level, and contain suppressed information for student counts equal to or less than two students.
Download LEA Summary Statistics and Notes for Homeless Students Enrolled Data: School Years 2013-14 to 2015-16.
Date posted: 2/5/18

Worst Case Housing Needs: 2017 Report to Congress
This report, published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is the sixteenth in a longstanding series providing national data and analysis of the critical problems facing very low-income renting families. The report draws on data from the 2015 American Housing Survey (AHS), and finds that benefits of the strengthening national economy are not adequately flowing to renter households at the lowest income levels, and severe housing problems are on the rise.
Download Worst Case Housing Needs: 2017 Report to Congress.
Access Worst Case Housing Needs reports from previous years.
Date posted: 2/1/18

State of the Nation's Housing 2017
This report, published by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, uses statistics and trends to describe the current state of housing in the United States. It includes income and housing costs, median net wealth of owner and renter households, lowest-income households by cost burdens, median net wealth and homeownership rates by age and race/ethnicity, home prices by region and metropoltian areas, and more.
Download State of the Nation's Housing 2017.
Access State of the Nation's Housing reports from previous years.
Date posted: 2/1/18

Mental Health and Addiction Interventions for Youth Experiencing Homelessness: Practical Strategies for Front-line Providers
This comprehensive resource from the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness explores a range of key topics related to addressing the mental health and substance use challenges of homeless youth. It aims to support service providers in the planning process, thinking through recommendations, implementation considerations, and staff models and partnerships that are necessary to deliver and sustain interventions for youth experiencing homelessness.
Download Mental Health and Addiction Interventions for Youth Experiencing Homelessness: Practical Strategies for Front-line Providers.
Date posted: 1/31/18

Making Student Status Determinations for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth: Eligibility Tool for Financial Aid Administrators
This NCHE form 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, including 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 2018-2019 FAFSA).
Download Making Student Status Determinations for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth: Eligibility Tool for Financial Aid Administrators (for 2017-2018 FAFSA).
Date posted: 1/17/18

Supporting the Education of Immigrant and Refugee Students Experiencing Homelessness *updated Dec 2017*
This NCHE brief explains the challenges many immigrant and refugee families encounter in adjusting to life in the United States, including integrating into the U.S. public school system. Determining homelessness among immigrant families, and strategies for supporting the integration of immigrant students into U.S. schools are discussed. Information presented is geared towards assisting local homeless education liaisons and other school personnel in identifying and serving immigrant students experiencing homelessness.
Download Supporting the Education of Immigrant Students Experiencing Homelessness.
Date posted: 12/20/17

Federal Data Summary School Years 2013-14 to 2015-16: Education for Homeless Children and Youth
This December 2017 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 2013-14 to 2015-16: Education for Homeless Children and Youth.
Download reports from previous years.
Date posted: 12/11/17

College and Career Counseling for Students Experiencing Homelessness: Promising Practices for Secondary School Counselors
The McKinney-Vento Act requires school counselors to support students experiencing homelessness in their college and career readiness. In order to equip school counselors to meet this requirement and to contribute to the overall success of students experiencing homelessness, this research summary provides an overview of the research, issues, and practices related to secondary school counselors’ roles in supporting students experiencing homelessness in their postsecondary planning.
Download College and Career Counseling for Students Experiencing Homelessness: Promising Practices for Secondary School Counselors.
Date posted: 12/11/17

Serving Students Experiencing Homelessness under Title I, Part A *updated Nov 2017*
This NCHE brief explains how Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and Subtitle VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act intersect, and suggests strategies for effective collaboration. Sections include: Statutory Requirements for Cross-Program Collaboration; Automatic Eligibility for Title I, Part A Services; Serving Students Experiencing Homelessness under Schoolwide and Targeted Assistance Programs; Serving Students Experiencing Homelessness with Set-aside Funds; and Strategies for Collaboration to Improve Student Outcomes.
Download Serving Students Experiencing Homelessness under Title I, Part A.
Date posted: 11/30/17

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