Fact Sheet

Homeless Children and Youth Act

Education
Housing & Homelessness

HCYA Fact Sheet TNThe definition of “homeless” used by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development denies more than 700,000 homeless children the help they need. The U.S. House of Representatives’ Financial Services Committee is considering legislation to fix that problem and improve government’s response to the growing problem of child homelessness. Read why we’ve endorsed the Homeless Children and Youth Act.

A diverse coalition is working to reform this outdated policy. Partners includie children’s advocacy organizations like The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, homeless advocates like the National Coalition for the Homeless, education leaders like the National PTA and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and other voices like the American Bar Association and the National Association of Realtors. The entire coalition membership is available on our campaign website, as are background on the issue and personal stories from homeless children.

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