Homeless Children and Youth Act Introduced

The bills would amend the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to expand HUD’s definition of “homelessness” to include unaccompanied children and youth designated as homeless under other federal statutes such as the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act and the Higher Education Act. This change would mean that children and youth who are living in “doubled up” housing situations or hotels and motels would be counted by HUD as homeless and thus eligible to receive assistance through HUD homeless assistance programs. Continue Reading

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