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Commemorating National Homeless Awareness Month
On November 13, The National Center on Family Homelessness and First Focus are hosting a briefing in conjunction with The Congressional Caucus on Homelessness and Senator Patty Murray to commemorate National Homelessness Awareness Month. Dr. Carmela DeCandia of The National Center on Family Homelessness and Cheryl Vince of the Health & Social Development program at American Institutes for Research will speak along with Representatives Eddie Bernice Johnson and Alcee Hastings, Caucus Co-Chairs, and representatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Senator Patty Murray, True Colors Fund, and First Focus. Speakers will share the latest policy and research on child, youth, and family homelessness and housing. The briefing will be held from 11 AM - 12 PM at the Rayburn Housing Office Building, Room 2325. Learn more and RSVP today.
New Data Shows More than 1.1 Million U.S. Students Homeless
The U.S. Department of Education released data on the number of homeless students for the 2011-2012 school year. Public schools identified over 1.1 million homeless students across the country, the highest number on record and a 10 percent increase over the previous school year. These numbers are for students enrolled and identified in Pre-K through 12th grade in public schools and do not include young children or those not enrolled or identified. View the Department of Education report.