Homeless Children and Youth Act Digital Toolkit

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD’s) current definition of homelessness excludes a vast majority children and youth who are actually homeless: those staying in motels, or temporarily with others because they have nowhere else to go. Nearly 1.3 million homeless students were identified by public schools last year.

The Homeless Children and Youth Act would cut the red tape and return decision-making to local communities. It would amend HUD’s definition of homelessness to include children and youth who are verified as homeless through other government programs like public schools. The HCYA contains no new mandates, and costs nothing. Whether newly eligible families and youth receive services would depend on communities’ assessments of their own needs.

Help us spread the word about the Homeless Children and Youth Act and what it would mean for homeless students with the suggested tweets, Facebook posts, and social media share images below.

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Suggested Tweets

All suggested tweets are short enough to include an image. Tweets with images are more likely to retweeted and favorited. Download the social media share images here.

Youth who would be helped by the Homeless Children and Youth Act are homeless, period: http://bit.ly/1nXShfB #NAEH15

Here are the facts about the Homeless Children and Youth Act: http://bit.ly/1HHnCvN #NAEH15

Learn why over 400 organizations endorse the Homeless Children and Youth Act: http://bit.ly/1HH9Qcv #NAEH15

Proud to stand with 400+ groups in support of the Homeless Children and Youth Act: http://bit.ly/1HH9Qcv #NAEH15

Support Homeless Children and Youth Act b/c youth in motels/doubled up need help: http://bit.ly/1nXShfB #NAEH15

Learn why homeless students want Congress to pass the Homeless Children and Youth Act: http://bit.ly/1HHcLSs #NAEH15

Learn why these local service providers support the Homeless Children and Youth Act: http://bit.ly/1HHlF2g #NAEH15

Are you working to end homelessness? Learn about the Homeless Children and Youth Act: http://bit.ly/1L32MKJ #NAEH15

See the infographic on the facts of the Homeless Children and Youth Act: http://bit.ly/1HHo8Kb #NAEH15



Suggested Facebook Posts

Learn why we’ve joined over 400 organizations to endorse the Homeless Children and Youth Act: http://bit.ly/1HH9Qcv [Insert image]

1.3 million students in the U.S. are homeless. Learn how the Homeless Children and Youth Act would secure a bright future for many of them: http://bit.ly/1HHcLSs [Insert image]

Just 20% of homeless students in the U.S. are clearly eligible for homeless housing help. Let’s fix that with the Homeless Children and Youth Act: http://bit.ly/1L32MKJ [Insert image]



Social Media Share Images

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“Why I Support HCYA” Quotes

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