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Urge your U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative to co-sponsor the Homeless Children and Youth Act. Click here to take action!

What is the Homeless Children and Youth Act?

The Homeless Children and Youth Act is bi-partisan legislation that would make it easier for local communities to help homeless children, youth, and families. Get the facts.

Who does the Homeless Children and Youth Act Help?

The Homeless Children and Youth Act would help homeless children, youth, and families, no matter where they happen to be staying . Listen to what they have to say.

Why I Support HCYA

Current law prevents communities from helping some of the most vulnerable children and youth. Learn from direct service providers why this legislation is urgently needed and see who supports HCYA.

Homeless Children & Youth Act: Congressional Hearing

On June 6, the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance held a hearing to review the Homeless Children and Youth Act (H.R. 1511).

Witnesses included:

  • Barbara Duffield, Executive Director, SchoolHouse Connection
  • Kat Lilley, Deputy Executive Director, Family Promise of Colorado Springs
  • Millie Rounsville, Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Wisconsin Community Services Agency Inc. of Superior, WI
  • Steve Berg, Vice President of Programs and Policy, National Alliance to End Homelessness

 

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About the photos: Photos of children and youth experiencing homelessness provided by Diane Nilan, HEAR US Inc., used with permission. (c) 2012, Diane Nilan, HEAR US Inc.