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Rapid Rehousing Is Not the Only Option for Families

Huffington Post - Ralph da Costa Nunez - 9/2015

For more than a decade, policymakers and practitioners have debated over which strategy is most effective for addressing family homelessness. The recently released and much-anticipated midpoint results of the Family Options Study added fuel to the fire, yet did not yield conclusive results about which strategy is most effective. Despite the less than strong results, Ralph da Costa Nunez explains what conclusions can be drawn to account for the intricacies of this population in his most recent blog post.

American Almanac of Family Homelessness 2015 Webinar: State Family Homelessness Rankings

On October 7, 2015 we held the "State Family Homelessness Rankings: What Do We Know, and What Can We Learn?” webinar, which featured discussions on how states identify and serve homeless children, from early education interventions to financial assistance to youth attending college, as well how states rank on the need for affordable housing, lack of accessible child care, discrimination against survivors of domestic violence, and food insecurity, from the new 2015 American Almanac of Family Homelessness.

Homelessness and Young Children

For Homeless Students, Early Education Can Be Key
by Josef Kannegaard

The continued rise of family homelessness and its impact on the very young remains hidden from many New Yorkers, but is growing more and more visible in both the city’s shelters and its schools.


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