Category: Children and Families

Breaking Down FY2017: What This Could Mean for Homeless Families

The Obama Administration just released its last federal budget proposal, for fiscal year 2017 (which starts October 1, 2016). Among other things, this budget request, more than any in recent years, articulates a broad and aggressive federal response to poverty and inequality in the United States. It puts housing at the center of that response, recognizing and remedying how housing crises, especially homelessness, make it nearly impossible for people to move ahead.

Thousands of Homeless Individuals Could Face Cuts to Food Assistance

SNAP helps reduce hunger for millions of struggling Americans, including many who are homeless. This vital assistance to keep food on the table will begin to dry up for over half a million of the nation’s most vulnerable people. This year, 23 states around the country are reinstating a strict time limit on how long unemployed individuals between the ages of 18-49, who are not disabled and not caring for children, are able to receive SNAP.

Practice Knowledge Project

The Practice Knowledge Project is a series that explores the approaches most likely to success in reducing the number of homeless youth per the insights of experienced practitioners in the field.

The Facts Around State WIOA Planning

In a previous post, we encouraged everyone to start thinking about/take a closer look at their WIOA State Plans. But with an April 1 deadline looming, there's more you need to know.

Family Intervention for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth

Learning what works and what does not in family intervention is vital to ending youth homelessness, and providers shared the following important lessons based on their many years of experience: Family intervention is almost always appropriate, and families should be […]

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