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Northwest Michigan and the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program

Northwest Michigan and the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program

Rural YHDP sites, especially those with BoS projects and multiple school districts or LEAs, face unique challenges with involving educational partners as well as ensuring youth and young adults (YYAs) experiencing homelessness are connected to or remained engaged in educational services. Nevertheless, many rural YHDPs have developed practical and creative approaches to engage stakeholders and make the best use of resources available across their geographic regions. The YHDP in Northwest Michigan offers strategies for integrating LEAs and service providers into an interagency partnership that provides services for YYAs experiencing homelessness in the five-county geographic area covered by the YHDP.

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Published October 2022


Incorporating Education into Coordinated Community Responses to Youth and Young Adult Homelessness: Lessons from the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program

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Incorporating Education into Coordinated Community Responses to Youth and Young Adult Homelessness: Lessons from the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program

This NCHE program profile

  • explores the role of education in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developmentā€™s Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP);
  • summarizes key education outcomes in, lessons learned in, and technical assistance provided to YHDP communities; and
  • shares cross-system innovations and promising practices for preventing and ending youth and young adult homelessness in urban, suburban, and rural communities.

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Published 2021


NW Michigan and the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project

NW Michigan and the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project

YHDP communities are charged with developing a Coordinated Community Plan (CCP) to prevent and end youth and young adult (YYA) homelessness that engages stakeholders from a myriad of systems, including housing, education, employment, child welfare, juvenile justice, and behavioral health. Rural YHDP sites, especially those with BoS projects and multiple school districts or LEAs, face unique challenges with involving educational partners as well as ensuring youth and young adults (YYAs) experiencing homelessness are connected to or remained engaged in educational services.

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Published 2019


YHDP Round 1 Lessons Learned brief

YHDP Round 1 Lessons Learned brief

This brief highlights recurring themes and challenges identified by Round 1 communities1 in building a true coordinated community response (with a particular focus on education partnerships) and recommended strategies for addressing these challenges.2 These lessons learned from the first cohort have been shared with Round 1 communities and are being used to inform the provision of technical assistance to YHDP communities in Round 2 and beyond.

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Published 2019


When Working Together Works: Interagency Collaboration between McKinney-Vento Programs and Homeless Service Providers

When Working Together Works: Interagency Collaboration between McKinney-Vento Programs and Homeless Service Providers

This NCHE brief will assist SEA and LEA Education for Homeless Children and Youths (EHCY) program administrators understand the requirements in the McKinney-Vento Act related to collaboration, consider recommendations provided in the 2016 Non-regulatory Guidance; learn practical strategies to make collaborative efforts effective; and provide some basic tips drawn from EHCY State Coordinators and local liaisons along with links to resources.

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Published 2019


Partnering to Support Educational Success for Runaway and Homeless Youth

Partnering to Support Educational Success for Runaway and Homeless Youth

This NCHE brief provides an overview of the Education for Homeless Children and Youth and Runaway and Homeless Youth programs; reviews McKinney-Vento Act and Runaway and Homeless Youth Act requirements related to cross-systems collaboration, and suggests cross-systems collaboration strategies in support the education of runaway and homeless youth.

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Published 2019