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Portman named 2015 Champion of Children

| November 24, 2015 |

The Daily Advocate WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) was recently named a 2015 Champion of Children by the First Focus Campaign

Counting the homeless

| November 23, 2015 |

Marketplace By Noel King The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) releases data on homeless Americans each year, and those numbers are always

Critics question HUD figures showing drop in number of Tennessee homeless

| November 23, 2015 |

Chattanooga Times Free Press Federal officials say the number of Americans and Tennesseans who have experienced homelessness has dropped 11 percent since 2010, and

Tax bill would improve lives of former foster youth

| November 20, 2015 |

Washington – First Focus Campaign for Children today applauded the introduction of a U.S. Senate bill that would expand eligibility of the earned income

New data show homelessness dropped early this year, HUD says, but problems persist

| November 20, 2015 |

Washington Post By Lisa Rein New figures released by the Department of Housing and Urban Development Thursday show that 564,708 people were homeless on a night in

Youth Homelessness Has Dropped, Feds Report (But It’s Complicated)

| November 19, 2015 |

Education Week By Evie Blad The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that there were 127,787 homeless children in the United States

Homelessness in America: HUD Reveals Strides, Setbacks with 2015 Homeless Count Data

| November 19, 2015 |

NBC Philadelphia By Morgan Zalot The results of a 2015 count of homeless people across the United States revealed major strides in decreasing homelessness

Housing department’s count of homeless children and youth problematic

| November 19, 2015 |

Washington – Advocates for homeless children and youth say the annual count of homeless children and youth released today by the Department of Housing

Congresswoman Esty Recognized As Defender Of Children

| November 9, 2015 |

Danbury Daily Voice FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The First Focus Campaign for Children, a national bipartisan children’s advocacy group, recognized Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-

Groups Say Homeless Family Data Misleading, But Who’s Counting

| November 6, 2015 |

The Bergen Dispatch 11/5/2015 Advocates for homeless children and youth say the annual estimate of homelessness in the United States released November 5th by