Opening Doors Together: Strategies for Integrating Education and Housing Services
Thursday, June 6, 2013
2:00-3:30 pm EDT
Join the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) and the Departments of Education (ED) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to discuss how HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) providers and educators, school social workers, and school homeless liaisons can build relationships and link educational support and homeless services for youth and families experiencing homelessness.
Policy experts from ED and HUD will discuss why collaboration between CoCs and local school systems is important and how to implement new strategies for building relationships around targeted activities that advance the goal to prevent and end youth and family homelessness by 2020.
During this webinar participants will learn more about both the CoC and the Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) programs and how they can be better coordinated to improve housing stability and educational outcomes for youth and families. Participants will also hear how homeless service providers and educators in Houston, Texas have successfully collaborated and the challenges and benefits they experienced.