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Homelessness

Homeless students face a number of challenges while pursuing postsecondary education.
A homeless teen looks distressed sitting against a concrete wall

Understanding the Issue

Once a youth graduates high school or earn an equivalent degree, it can be difficult for them to continue their education. One of the first obstacles that homeless youth face once they complete their secondary education is the loss of attentive and helpful teachers, local homeless liaisons, or other school staff.

Homeless students face a number of challenges while pursuing postsecondary education.

They are often unaware of support available to them, including college advising and scholarships, according to the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth.

http://center.serve.org/nche/ibt/higher_ed.php

The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) is the U.S. Department of Education's technical assistance center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program. NCHE is housed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.