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ERIC Number: ED574594
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Housing and Education Collaborations to Serve Homeless Children, Youth, and Families. Best Practices in Interagency Collaboration Brief Series
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE
While both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and he U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) base their services and eligibility criteria on the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (hereafter referred to as "The McKinney-Vento Act"), each agency uses a different definition of "homeless" due to differences in the federal statute. This brief is designed for staff of homeless assistance programs and members of Continuums of Care (CoCs) funded by HUD, as well as for State Coordinators for Homeless Education and local homeless education liaisons who operate under the guidance of ED. The brief provides basic information to help homeless service providers and homeless education staff understand each other's role in supporting children, youth, and families experiencing homelessness, while offering tools to enhance collaboration among agencies. A section on federal definitions of "Homeless" is included.
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE. P.O. Box 5367, 915 Northridge Street 2nd Floor, Greensboro, NC 27435. Tel: 800-755-3277; Fax: 336-315-7457; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Student Achievement and School Accountability Programs
Authoring Institution: National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Indiana (Indianapolis)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A