Nationally there are approximately 1.4 million children under the age of 6 experiencing homelessness (as defined by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act). I have worked on early childhood homelessness and the early childhood workforce for a number of years, at the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in the Office
Supports for child care, the early childhood workforce and early childhood homelessness were on the mind of our families, early childhood providers, advocates, politicians and communities in 2021.
This document was designed to enhance our understanding of the risk factors associated with homelessness among North Carolina families with very young children (under age 6).
Families with young children experiencing homelessness are nearly invisible. It’s time for communities to come together to collaborate on affordable housing initiatives for families with young children, and to look for every opportunity possible to provide supportive services, including early intervention services, for families with children under age 6 experiencing homelessness.
Approximately one in 18 (1.3 million) infants, toddlers and preschoolers experiences homelessness each year, impacting their health, well-being, and development. This primer explores the impact of early childhood homelessness across the United States on our young children…
Saturday’s Eviction Ban is Set to Expire, Increasing the Risk of Homelessness for N.C. Families with Children
Saturday’s nationwide eviction ban is set to expire. President Biden is asking Congress to extend the ban. Congress needs to hear from you! We advocate for young children to be in high quality early learning programs. We also must advocate for them to be in safe and secure homes. Both housing and early childhood programming are essential for our children and families!