Housing and Homelessness: Other Links and Resources
- Casey Family Programs provides resources to help prepare youths for living on their own. You can find the Ansell-Casey Life Skills Assessment on this site.
- Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) is a national non-profit organization that promotes a wide range of policies and programs to protect America's children and families.
- Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) helps communities create permanent housing with services to prevent and end homelessness.
- Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration on Children Youth and Families administers the major Federal programs that support social services that promote the positive growth and development of children and youth and their families.
- Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) supports local communities in providing services and opportunities to young people, particularly runaway and homeless youth.
- Fosterclub.com is a national network for foster youth and supportive adults.
- Homes for the Homeless provides service-enriched transitional housing to homeless families in New York City. The Institute for Children and Poverty conducts research on strategies for fighting poverty and homelessness.
- Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative is a major national effort to assist youth in making successful transitions into adulthood.
- Interagency Council on Homelessness coordinates 18 federal agencies in the delivery of housing and services to reduce and end homelessness across the U.S.
- National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonprofit organization dedicated to mobilize the nonprofit, public and private sectors of society in an alliance to end homelessness.
- National Coalition for the Homeless focuses on housing justice, economic justice, health care justice, and civil rights.
- National Center for Homeless Education provides numerous resources on homelessness and education for children and youth including the Stewart B. McKinney Legislation.
NCHE has recently published an issue brief, Domestic Violence, Homelessness, and Children's Education, which discusses the effects of domestic violence on children and their education, the connection between domestic violence and homelessness, and federal legislative responses that help ensure children affected by domestic violence and homelessness have stable, safe school experiences. It discusses helpful policies and practices for schools and service providers, and lists resources for more information.
- National Center on Family Homelessness is the only national organization devoted solely to developing a body of knowledge about family homelessness that can be translated into innovative services and responsive policies.
- National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth (NCFY) is a free information source developed by the Families and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It can link you to information that will help you support young people and families.
- National Independent Living Association (NILA) is a grassroots organization that is a national network of individuals and public and private agencies committed to enhancing the futures for youth, their families, and their communities.
- National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) is dedicated to ending America's affordable housing crisis. NLIHC is committed to educating, organizing, and advocating to ensure safe, decent, affordable housing for low-income families.
- National Network for Youth committed to creating opportunities for America's youth.
- National Resource Center for Youth Services enhances the lives of youth and their families by improving the effectiveness of human services.
- National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness maintains updated information on homelessness and mental illness.
- National Runaway Safeline assists youth and their families by providing non-judgmental, confidential crisis intervention and local and national referrals through a 24-hour hotline.
- Photocharity: Raising awareness and funds for charitable organizations that empower San Diego's disadvantaged and homeless youth to make better choices.
- Social Security Administration is responsible among other things for providing Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. These resources can help people who have disabilities meet housing and other costs.
- StandUp For Kids is a national, not-for-profit organization founded in 1990 to help rescue homeless and at-risk youth living on the streets.
- U.S. Department of Education manages the Education for Homeless Children and Youth grants for state and local activities. It gathers comprehensive information about homeless children and youth and barriers to their regular attendance at school.
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the nation's housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities, creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans, supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS.
- Family Unification Program (FUP) for Families and Youth Aging Out of Foster Care
The Housing and Homelessness staff provides training and technical assistance to promote community-based partnerships between public housing authorities and child welfare agencies to provide housing subsidies to youth aging out of foster care and families to prevent children from entering or remaining in foster care as a result of a primary caretaker's ability to afford safe and decent housing.
Looking for more information on the Family Unification Program? Try these links:
Looking for more information on HUD Resources for Youth Leaving Foster Care? Try these links:
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