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“TO BECOME THE BEST VERSION OF MYSELF”: Youth-Supportive Transitional Housing Programs as An Essential Resource for Addressing Youth Homelessness. Federal Data Summary: School Years 2014-15 to 2016-17

National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE).
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National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE).


Each year, millions of youth experience homelessness across the United States, and they need proven housing models and an array of services and supports to help them achieve stability and independence – all in an effort to ultimately prevent and end youth homelessness. Covenant House International, National Network for Youth, and SchoolHouse Connection published this paper to highlight an essential, but often under-resourced, housing model for young people: transitional housing. This paper shares research demonstrating the effectiveness of transitional housing programs and argues for greater investments and wider availability of this essential housing model. This includes offering transitional programs and other types of homelessness services to minors. The need for expanded programming is great among this population, as the vast majority of students experiencing homelessness are not in shelters or other housing programs.

Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue