Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in America: National Estimates
Voices of Youth Count, November 2017, 16 pp.
This report highlights results from a national survey on unaccompanied youth homelessness in America. The study captures youth homelessness broadly, including sleeping on the streets, in shelters, running away, being kicked out, and couch surfing. Overall, findings show one in 10 young adults ages 18-25, and at least one in 30 adolescents ages 13-17, experience some form of homelessness unaccompanied by a parent or guardian over the course of a year. more info >
Minnesota Kids Count Data Book
Annie E. Casey Foundation, October 2017, 52 pp.
Snapshot of data on 10 indicators of child well-being in Minnesota. The state is ranked on each indicator and compared to previous years. Data are also provided by region. more info >
Cradle to K Cabinet Plan to Address Early Childhood Disparities in Minneapolis
City of Minneapolis, May 2015, 42 pp.
Outlines a plan to improve achievement and lives of children of color by focusing on their early health and education. The focus is on children prenatal through age three. Goals areas outlined in the plan include a healthy start rich early experiences, stable housing, and high quality child care. more info >
Child Welfare Systems are Innovating Ways to Eradicate Racial Patterns of Experience by Families of Color
Center for the Study of Social Policy, March 2015, 76 pp.
Report documenting the efforts underway in 12 states and localities to tackle the enduring problem of African American, Native American and Latino families faring worse than others being served by child welfare systems. more info >
Supportive Housing for High-Need Families in the Child Welfare System
Urban Institute, November 2014, 27 pp.
This brief describes the purpose and design of the demonstration and profiles five program sites testing the efficacy of supportive housing with high-need child welfare families. The goal is to learn if providing supportive housing helps improve outcomes for children and families, spend taxpayer dollars more wisely, and lead to long-lasting systems change and service integration. more info >
America's Youngest Outcasts: A Report on Child Homelessness
American Institutes for Research, November 2014, 130 pp.
This report provides state profiles using more than 30 measures related to child homelessness for each state, including the number of homeless children over time, measures of well-being of children and the risk for child homelessness, and a summary of the state policy environment. The state profiles include rankings of states' relative positions across these measures, along with an overall ranking of state performance. more info >
The Negative Effects of Instability on Child Development: A Research Synthesis
Urban Institute, September 2013, 57 pp.
This paper reviews and synthesizes research on five areas of instability: family income, parental employment, family structure, housing and the out-of-home contexts of school and child care. It also discusses some of the key pathways through which instability may affect child development and recommendations for policy and practice to alleviate instability's impact. more info >
The role of supportive housing in homeless children's well being: An investigation of child welfare and educational outcomes
Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, University of Minnesota, February 2012, 31 pp.
This study tracks and compares the educational and child welfare outcomes of 70 children living with their families in supportive housing, alongside the outcomes of 342 children identified as homeless by school districts over the course of three years. more info >
Rent burden, housing subsidies and the well-being of children and youth
National Center for Children in Poverty, November 2011, 12 pp.
In a new report, rent burden was found to have risen among households with kids between 2005 and 2009. The report synthesizes studies of the impact of housing cost burden and receiving housing subsidies on the well-being of kids. more info >
Should I Stay or Should I Go? Exploring the Effects of Housing Instability and Mobility on Children
Center for Housing Policy, February 2011, 19 pp.
Examines the relationships between income, residential moves, and outcomes for kids. The paper finds that in general, low-income families are more likely to experience disruptive moves than other families. more info >