Were you aware that 2/3 of the adults experiencing homelessness have not received a high school diploma or completed a GED?

Legislative Updates

Thursday, January 23, 2014

On January 17, 2014, the President signed into law H.R. 3547, the omnibus funding bill for FY2014. Most education and homeless programs received small increases to restore nearly all of the cuts from sequestration. Learn more about the omnibus bill and how you can take action to ensure that programs serving children and youth experiencing homelessness receive adequate funding.
*Action alert included.*

Friday, December 13, 2013

Learn more about the Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act, a new bill that incorporates the experiences and insights of youth, educators, and service providers to help ensure that homeless and foster youth benefit from college access programs, have access to financial aid, and receive the support they need to stay in school and graduate.
*Action alert included.*

Friday, December 13, 2013

Learn more about the Strong Start for America’s Children Act, a new bill that aims to increase access to high quality prekindergarten programs for low- and moderate-income children.
*Action alert included.*

Friday, December 13, 2013

Congress is considering a Farm Bill that would make cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), causing millions of vulnerable people to see their food assistance cut, or lose SNAP assistance entirely. Learn more about the bill and contact your Members of Congress to urge them to oppose making cuts to SNAP.
*Action alert included.*

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

NAEHCY is working with educators, service providers, congressional offices, and others to ensure that the needs of homeless children and youth and children and youth in foster care are addressed in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA).

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Homeless families face barriers to child care access above and beyond other families in poverty. Learn more about the "Improving Access to Child Care for Homeless Families Act of 2013," S. 834, which seeks to remove barriers to child care for homeless families, including barriers caused by mobility, lack of paperwork, lack of outreach and identification, and fees.
*Action alert included.*

Monday, April 22, 2013

NAEHCY is working in partnership with state and local organizations to pass state laws that will support youth experiencing homelessness in California and Texas. Over the past month, seven bills co-sponsored or supported by NAEHCY passed out of their committees with bi-partisan, unanimous support.
*Action alert included.*

NAEHCY 2014 Conference
Kansas City, MO | October 25-28
LeTendre Scholarship Fund
Accepting applications for 2014 scholarship awards through June 16, 2014
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