Families Experiencing Homelessness

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This brief highlights mechanisms for identifying special populations and strategies Lead Agencies can use to support access to child care. 

Program staff members find opportunities to build relationships and support families in their work every day.

Effective outreach promotes families' awareness of, access to, and use of early childhood care and education and comprehensive services. States, territories, tribes, and their partners can use this resource to enhance outreach to families experiencing homelessness.

Young children experiencing homelessness are among the most vulnerable of those needing child care. This brief discusses requirements in the CCDBG Act and CCDF final rule regarding homelessness, and explores policy and practice options for Lead Agencies.

Enhance your knowledge around family homelessness and the McKinney-Vento Homelessness Assistance Act's definition of "homeless" as it refers to children and youth.

Enhance your knowledge around family homelessness.

Explore this overview of family homelessness and learn why it is important for professionals to understand the definition of “homeless children and youth.” It is included in Section 725(2) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act [42 U.S.C. § 11435a(2)]. 

Learn the facts about family homelessness.