Partnering with Schools

Schools play important roles in the lives of children and their families, and in creating strong and healthy communities. 

Schools and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) also have obligations to identify and provide some assistance to students who are experiencing homelessness.  Such assistance includes transportation to allow students to continue to attend the same school even if they are staying in shelters or in other arrangements that may be far from where they were living when they enrolled in school.

HUD also strongly encourages collaboration among homeless assistance programs and schools, and requires that each project that receives HUD funding through the Continuum of Care must appropriately coordinate with schools and community agencies to enroll children and youth in school, and to ensure that the children and youth receive all required and necessary educational services.