What is the Homeless Children and Youth Act?

The Homeless Children and Youth Act, HR32, is bi-partisan legislation that would make it easier for homeless children, youth, and families to receive homeless assistance, no matter where they happen to be living. Get the facts.

Why is the Homeless Children and Youth Act needed now?

Government regulations make it virtually impossible for some of the most vulnerable children and youth to get the help they need. Learn why this legislation is urgently needed.

Who does the Homeless Children and Youth Act Help?

The Homeless Children and Youth Act would help homeless kids who are in extremely unstable and often unsafe situations. Listen to what they have to say.

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Latest News

  • Letter to Editor by Bruce Lesley, First Focus Campaign for Children Common Sense Bill for Homeless Kids
  • New video from Diane Nilan of HEAR US shows one family‚Äôs struggles while staying in Florida motels.
  • New article by President and CEO of Covenant House, Kevin M. Ryan - Take Action to Help Homeless Kids Now
  • New video by the Alliance for Excellent Education - Homeless students tell Congress to pass the Homeless Children and Youth Act
  • Local Voices

    The Homeless Children and Youth Act has broad support among local service providers and educators. Learn why they support this legislation.

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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.