ERIC Number: ED491903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 9
Housing Agency and School District Collaborations to Serve Homeless and Highly Mobile Students. Best Practices in Homeless Education
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE
Housing plays a central role in the lives of families; it is the largest single cost for most families, and its location determines a parent's access to employment and a child's access to education. Lack of affordable housing is a principal cause of homelessness. A housing agency and school district that collaborate to offer affordable housing choices along with family services may reduce the frequency of family moves. This, in turn, allows children the opportunity to enjoy school stability--possibly for the first time in their lives. Increasingly, housing authorities and school districts are partnering to serve homeless and highly mobile children and families to accomplish these worthwhile goals. A few of those projects are examined in this document, in order to give housing agencies an idea of the results they could expect when they choose to participate in such a collaboration. (Contains 9 endnotes.)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Housing, School Districts, Homeless People, Public Agencies, Program Descriptions, Cooperation
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE. P.O. Box 5367, 915 Northridge St., 2nd Floor, Greensboro, NC 27403. Tel: 800-755-3277; Fax: 336-315-7457; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.serve.org/nche.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Homeless Education, Greensboro, NC.