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Homeless Education

The main cause of homelessness is lack of affordable housing. While the housing issue alone is enough to cause homelessness, when coupled with other factors, such as low wages, unemployment, domestic violence and illness, the risks increase. Children experiencing homelessness have great challenges. High mobility creates significant difficulties for students to obtain educational opportunities.

National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)


Through the National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE research, resources, and trainings are provided to assist communities with addressing the educational needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness. The Center serves as a clearinghouse of information for people seeking to remove or overcome educational barriers and to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for children and youth experiencing homelessness.

For more information, contact Diana Bowman, Project Director, 800-755-3277.