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The following Summaries and Links to Published Research are made available as a public service to advance regional understanding about youth homelessness. Our Children LA did not author of any of the listed articles and makes no warranties or representations regarding their content. Any questions about the content of the articles should be addressed to the authors.

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Hidden in Plain Sight: Homeless Students in America’s Public Schools

A REPORT BY CIVIC ENTERPRISES AND HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES; 2016 While student homelessness is on the rise, with more than 1.3 million homeless students identified during the 2013-14 school year1, these students and the school liaisons and state coordinators that support them tell us that student homelessness remains an invisible and extremely disruptive problem, compounded by the lack […]

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Hungry, Homeless and in College

by Chicago Hope Lab, March 2017 Food and housing insecurity among the nation’s community college students threatens their health and wellbeing, along with their academic achievements. Addressing these basic needs is critical to ensuring that more students not only start college, but also have the opportunity to complete degrees. This report presents findings from the […]

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Escape Routes: Meta analysis of Homelessness in LA

April 2018, by Economic Roundtable. Underwritten by the Conrad Hilton Foundation Chronic homelessness is a catastrophe and the result of multiple failures, both before and after the onset of homelessness. This meta-analysis of information about homelessness experienced in Los Angeles County frames issues to be addressed through direct services as well as research. It brings together […]

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NN4Y: Youth In America: The Way Forward

March 2014, There is no plausible excuse for any child to experience homelessness. The National Network for Youth has solutions to address youth homelessness and human trafficking of youth: however greater federal support is necessary to reach all vulnerable youth with needed prevention and intervention services. No child in the United States should face a night on […]

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REPORT: How to Reduce Chronic Homelessness

Escape Routes: Meta-Analysis of Homelessness in L.A. APRIL 24, 2018 / BY DANIEL FLAMING, PATRICK BURNS AND JANE CARLEN; LA Economic Roundtable UNDERWRITER: THE CONRAD N. HILTON FOUNDATION Information from 26 datasets with records of Los Angeles County’s homeless residents was used for a first-of-its-kind meta-analysis that identifies interventions for reducing chronic homelessness. Read the report here. […]

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What Works to End Youth Homelessness: What We Know Now

What Works to End Youth Homelessness: What We Know Now, National Network For Youth, (2015) Search Terms: Homeless Youth, Homelessness policy, NN4Y, TAY Common paths to homelessness among youth under age 25 and the importance of  employing both prevention and intervention strategies are discussed.  Successfully addressing youth homelessness enables safe transitions to adulthood and develops […]

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Struggling to Survive – Striving to Succeed: Food and Housing Insecurities in the Community College.

Wood, J. L., Harris III, F., & Delgado, N. R. (2016). Struggling to survive – striving to succeed: Food and housing insecurities in the community college. San Diego, CA: Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL). Search Terms: Student homelessness, food insecurities, housing, community colleges In December of 2016 the Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL) […]

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Social Determinants of Health Report: Housing and Health in Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, “Social Determinants of Health Report: Housing and Health in Los Angeles County” Los Angeles 2015 Social Determinants of Health Report: Housing and Health in Los Angeles County Search Terms: Homelessness, housing, housing instability, unaffordable housing This report draws from the recent Los Angeles County Health Survey and […]

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Education: State and District Implementation of the Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program

In the 2010-2011 school year, approximately one million or 2 percent of all students nationwide were identified as homeless. This study examines state and school district implementation of the EHCY support program and found that transportation, school supplies, tutoring and supplemental instruction accounted for the largest expenditure for EHCY funds.

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Serving Our Youth: Findings for a National Survey of Service Providers Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth Who Are Homeless or At-Risk of Becoming Homeless

This report presents findings drawn from a LGBT web-based Youth Provider Survey conducted in 2011-2012 with over 350 providers from around the country. Key findings include that the number of providers serving LGBT homeless youth has grown over the past 10 years now representing between 30- 40% of homeless youth served, with family rejection the […]

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