Homeless Children and Youth Act

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Making progress for children in 2015

| January 14, 2016 |

Together with our outstanding partners at the national, state, and local levels, we are making some progress for kids once again. It sometimes isn’t


ESEA Reauthorization Presents Opportunity to Improve Outcomes for Homeless Students

| September 30, 2015 |

Over 1.3 million children and youth in America’s public schools were homeless last year. That number has doubled since the 2006-2007 school year, and


Has the number of homeless students identified in your state increased?

| September 15, 2015 |

The U.S. Department of Education recently published data identifying 1,360,747 homeless public school students in the 2013-2014 school year, up 8 percent from the


Feinstein-Portman Amendment is a Win for Homeless Children and Youth

| July 10, 2015 |

Yesterday, there was significant progress made towards assisting homeless children and youth by eliminating bureaucratic barriers to children receiving services. The Senate unanimously approved


Voices of Youth: Redefining Homelessness for Children

| June 17, 2015 |

On Tuesday, June 16, Senator Patty Murray, Senator Lisa Murkowski, and Senator Dianne Feinstein sponsored “Voices of Youth,” a discussion among 10 formerly or


The Homeless Children and Youth Act of 2015

| April 8, 2015 |

“No child should ever be without a home, let alone be forced to navigate bureaucratic red tape just to prove that they are actually


Launch of the ‘Voices for Kids’ Blog

| April 6, 2015 |

I am pleased to announce that First Focus has launched our new Voices for Kids blog. It is intended to be a platform to


Today is the day to take action for homeless children and youth!

| March 12, 2015 |

The U.S. Senate is considering a policy that would help America’s homeless children and youth. Introduced by Senator Portman (R-Ohio), the bipartisan amendment is


What Congress can learn from Dr. Seuss

| March 11, 2015 |

“Never budge! That’s my rule. Never budge in the least! Not an inch to the west! Not an inch to the east! I’ll stay


Homeless Children and Youth Act Reintroduced

| January 29, 2015 |

1.3 million. That’s the number of homeless children and youth identified by public schools across the country last year. These students face challenges unimaginable