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The Pitfalls of HUD’s Point-in-Time Count

On December 20, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released data ahead of its 2019 Annual Homeless Assessment Report Part I (AHAR), boasting decreases in family and youth homelessness. This assertion was challenged by providers who work directly with families and youth, including early childhood programs and educators, who see a very different reality. This short article explains why HUD’s data are flawed and misleading, and why other federal data sources provide a more accurate picture of child, youth, and family homelessness.

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Education Leads Home Releases Homeless Student State Snapshots

Education Leads Home (a collaborative effort by SchoolHouse Connection; Civic; the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness; and America’s Promise Alliance) released the first-ever state-level look at high school graduation rates for homeless students. The paper reports data from 26 states. The campaign also released fifty State Homeless Student Snapshots.

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