As Shutdown Puts Families at Risk of Homelessness, Federal Law Protects Children’s School Rights

Washington, DC, January 25, 2019 –  Over 2.5 millions children experience homelessness each year in the U.S., and advocates fear their ranks will increase due to the continuing government shutdown. As the 800,000 federal government employees currently furloughed or working without pay miss their second paycheck today, some will be unable to pay their rent or mortgage– putting them and their families at risk of homelessness. More than two million other low-income families rely on government rental subsidies to help pay their rent, subsidies that are only guaranteed through February 28th. Read more.

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