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Resources for Homeless Children and Youths

Resources related to homeless students' rights to enroll and participate fully in school.

Legislation External link opens in new window or tab.
No Child Left Behind provisions as they relate to homeless education.

Resources Listserv
Join the Homeless Children & Youths Resources listserv to receive information and updates relating to the education of homeless children and youths.


Dispute Resolution Letter
Homeless Education Assistance Act of 2001 Dispute Resolution letter that was sent to the field.

Suggested program strategies to assist with the implementation of homeless education provisions in the areas of transportation, identification, Title I, enrollment, preschool, and special education.

Sample Documents

You Can Enroll in School” – English Poster (PDF)

"You Can Enroll in School" – Spanish Poster (PDF)

“You Can Enroll in School” Available Translations of Posters

Links to Resources

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth External link opens in new window or tab.
A national grassroots membership association that connects educators, parents, advocates, researchers, and service providers to ensure success for children and youths in homeless situations.

National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE External link opens in new window or tab.
Educational organization that promotes continuous improvement of educational opportunities for all learners.

National Law Center on Homeless and Poverty External link opens in new window or tab.
A legal resource center that provides legal assistance.

Homeless Education - CalEdFacts
California Department of Education's information and media guide about education in the State of California. For information on other topics, visit the full CalEdFacts.

Questions: Leanne Wheeler | | 866-856-8214 
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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