(NAEH) Back to School: Serving Families and Children During COVID-19

Best Practices A practical newsletter for people ending homelessness.

Supporting Children Experiencing Homelessness in the Upcoming School Year

As students return to school during the COVID-19 pandemic, providers and system leaders have a responsibility to ensure that children are connected to school resources and appropriately set up to participate and succeed in academic endeavors. 

Providers serving school-aged children should consider suggestions outlined in a new Alliance document, "Supporting Academic Success and Safety for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness During the COVID-19 Pandemic."

Census 2020: Counting People Experiencing Homelessness

Due to COVID-19, Census efforts to count people experiencing homelessness will be taking place from September 22-24. The following resources can help your community navigate upcoming Census counts:

Voices from the Field: CoC Surveys and Promising Practices During COVID-19

Throughout the pandemic, the Alliance's Homelessness Research Institute has conducted surveys with Continuums of Care (CoCs) to determine their most pressing needs and challenges in serving people experiencing homelessness at this time. 

In the third installment of this series, Alliance staff has compiled feedback to document the emerging progress and ongoing challenges faced by those working for an effective COVID-19 homelessness response.

From the Alliance Blog

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The Framework for an Equitable COVID-19 Homelessness Response