Who is homeless? Federal agencies don’t agree on who needs helpEducation Housing & Homelessness Poverty & Family Economics
By The Editorial Board
Define homelessness. Think that sounds easy? Well, when it comes to federal agencies, the answer can be confusing — and contradictory.
A report released by the advocacy group First Focus Campaign for Children and based on U.S. Department of Education statistics showed a troubling increase in the number of homeless students both statewide and across the nation. Nationally, there were 1.4 million children identified as homeless attending public schools in 2013-14, 22,765 of them in Pennsylvania…