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Resources For Homeless Students: National Resources

Legislative Updates

The Legislative Branch Narrated PowerPoint - YouTube

Use GovtTrackUS to research federal legislation to see bills on homelessness.

State Laws Supporting College Students Experiencing Homelessness 

Click HERE to view state laws that support college students with shelter insecurities 

Detailed criteria of qualifying for tuition exemption

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U.S. Department of Labor Announces Award of $48.1 million in grants for workforce integration of homeless veterans. June 28, 2019

The State of Homelessness in America charts progress in ending homelessness in the United States. Using the most recently available national data, it is intended to serve as a reference for policymakers, journalists, advocates, and the public on trends in homelessness, homeless assistance, and at-risk populations at the national and state levels.   

National Coalition for the Homeless  

The National Coalition for the Homeless is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness: activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and  others committed to a single mission: To prevent and end homelessness while ensuring the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness are met and their civil rights are protected.

National Runaway Safeline

Call 1-800-RUNAWAY if you are thinking of running from home, if you have a friend who has runaway, or if you are a runaway ready to go home.


The Homeless Assessment Report is a two-part series: Part 1 and Part 2.  The report outlines key findings of the 2017 Point-In-Time (PIT) count and Housing Inventory Count (HIC) conducted in January 2017.  A more recent count was done in January 2019; the results will be reported in 2021. Specifically, the report provides 2017 national, state, and community estimates of homelessness, as well as estimates of chronically homeless persons, homeless veterans, and homeless children and youth. 

The Youth Count! Process study by the Urban Institute and HUD collected data in nine communities in 2013.

The National Alliance to End Homelessness Point in Time Counts do not show precisely how many people are homeless.  The counts are designed to enumerate those living in a homeless facility and those living on the streets.  The Alliance's PIT counts work in conjunction with HUD'S Annual Homeless Assessment Report.

United States Interagency Council on the Homeless provides statistics by state- community Point-in-Time Counts on a given night in January 2018.


National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty works in a variety of arenas to help the nation’s 3.5 million people who are experiencing homelessness and its many inhumane effects. Housing Not Handcuffs is a new report from the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty.

National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonpartisan organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States.

Rapid Re-Housing is a recent program initiated by the National Alliance to end homelessness provides short term rental assistance and services. 

Healthcare for the Homeless

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council is the premier national organization working at the nexus of homelessness and health care, and our mission is to eliminate homelessness by ensuring comprehensive health care and secure housing for everyone. Read our Statement of Principles.

Since 1986, we have brought together thousands of health care professionalsmedical respite care providerspeople with lived experience of homelessness, and advocates. Our 200+ Organizational Members include Health Care for the Homeless programs, respite programs, and housing and social service organizations across the country.

Health Resources & Services Administration

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC) is a network of more than 10,000 doctors, nurses, social workers, patients, and advocates who share the mission to eliminate homelessness. The Council provides support to more than 200 health centers and Health Care for the Homeless programs in all 50 states.