Department of Education Releases Early Childhood Homelessness State Profiles

The U.S. Department of Education released its Early Childhood Homelessness State Profiles for 2019. In 2016-2017, more than 1.3 million children under six years old, or one in 18 young children, experienced homelessness. The state profiles provide the number of children under age six experiencing homelessness, the percentage of those children served by federal early childhood education programs like Head Start or programs funded by McKinney-Vento subgrants, and two risk factors for homelessness, including the percentage of families experiencing a housing-cost burden. 

Profiles are available for each state, the District of Colombia, and Puerto Rico. The resource can be found at: