Connecting Housing and Education Cross-Agency

How Housing and Education Data-Sharing Partnership Can Improve Outcomes for Children in your Community

On Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) will host a joint webinar exploring the role of data-sharing in improving student outcomes between housing authorities, multifamily housing providers and school districts.

  • Nearly four million children live in public housing and HUD-assisted multifamily properties.
  • Housing providers and school districts both work hard to create an environment in which these children can succeed, and collaboration between these two sectors can lead to even greater improvements in school readiness, attendance and graduation rates, and reading and math proficiency.

Recognizing this potential, a growing number of public housing authorities, multifamily housing providers, and school districts have formed partnerships focused on data-driven strategies to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for children living in HUD-assisted housing.

In New Jersey, NJCounts 2017 found that 1,017 (16%) of the 6,340 homeless households counted through the point-in-time count were families with children under the age of 18. There was a 10.9% decrease in homeless families as compared to 2016.

  • Forty-nine unaccompanied youth households under 18 were identified in the count.
  • This represents a 44.1% increase in the homeless unaccompanied youth population.
  • And 1,939 children under the age of 18 were homeless.
  • Of these children, 977 (50.4%) were five years of age or younger, and 962 (49.6%) were between the ages of six and seventeen.
  • Children under the age of 18 represented 22.7% of the homeless population.

The results of NJCounts 2018 and the updated numbers around New Jersey’s homeless population are expected in the late spring of this year.

This introductory webinar is designed for public housing, multifamily housing, and school district leadership. Staff who are new to this topic and interested in learning more about what they can gain from initiating a partnership will benefit from this webinar.

The session will introduce attendees to the Data Sharing Road Map, a new resource from HUD and ED, and explore the potential benefits of a data-driven partnership between housing and education organizations.

Speakers include:

  • Calvin Johnson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Research, Evaluation, and Monitoring, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Ross Santy, Associate Commissioner, Administrative Data Division, National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education
  • Michael Hawes, Director of Student Privacy Policy, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, U.S. Department of Education
  • Maria-Lana Queen, Community and Supportive Services Grant Manager, Community and Supportive Services Division, Office of Public and Indian Housing
  • Brent Jones, Chief Strategy and Partnerships Officer, Seattle Public Schools
  • Andrew Lofton, Executive Director, Seattle Housing Authority
  • Brenda Castillo-Garza, Director of Family Services, MidPen Services

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NJCounts 2017 Executive Summary

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