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Students Experiencing Homelessness: The Conditions and Outcomes of Homelessness Among California Students

Report originally published June 14, 2021


After initial publication, the following changes were made to this report. This update was published December 01, 2021.

  • Page vii, the text of the last bullet was changed to:
    • Align definitions of “homeless” used by federal housing and education programs. Different definitions of "homeless" used by federal education and housing programs can make it difficult for local agencies to provide comprehensive wraparound supports to students and their families experiencing homelessness. Federal policymakers should align the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) definition of "homeless" with that established by McKinney-Vento to ensure that students living in motels or doubled up can access housing and homeless assistance, administered under HUD.
  • Page 1, second paragraph, a new Endnote #4 was added, that reads:
    • 4.   This reflects the number of students experiencing homelessness as defined under the McKinney-Vento Act. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) uses a different definition of homelessness that does not capture individuals living doubled up or in motels. These groups account for over 80% of those experiencing homelessness as defined under McKinney-Vento.
  • Page 41, last sentence of first paragraph was changed to read:
    • Federal policymakers should align HUD’s definition of "homeless" with that established by McKinney-Vento to ensure that students living in motels or doubled up can access housing and homeless assistance administered under HUD.