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Homeless Education Program

Educational Rights Public Notice

The mission of the Homeless Education Program is to ensure free, appropriate, public educational opportunities for homeless children and youth; to provide technical assistance to schools, shelters and the community; and to heighten awareness of homeless issues. Homeless children and youth should have equal access to the same educational opportunities and services as non-homeless children and youth. In addition, homeless children and youth should have the opportunity to meet the same challenging academic achievement standards to which all students are held.

College-Bound Student Opportunity

Grants and Funding

Homeless Awareness Training

Logistics and Legislation

Useful Form(s)

Additional Resources

Shelter Hotline

  • Shelter Hotline (for families in need of emergency housing assistance) - operated by the United Planning Organization (UPO). Please call (202) 399-7093 or 211.
  • Covenant House Washington - for youth ages 12-24 who are in need of emergency housing assistance. Please call (202) 610-9600.
  • Sasha Bruce Youthwork – for youth ages 11-17 who are in need of short-term shelter. Please call the emergency hotline at (202) 547-7777.


Sheryl Hamilton
Director of Community Learning and School Support
(202) 741-6404
[email protected]

Tanisha Brown
Supervisory Education Policy and Compliance Specialist
(202) 741-4699
[email protected]

For guidance regarding McKinney-Vento Federal guidelines and policy, please contact:
Nicole Lee-Mwandha
Homeless Education State Coordinator
(202) 654-6123
[email protected]

For assistance with McKinney-Vento grant funding and compliance, please contact:
Danielle Rollins
Homeless Education Program Analyst
(202) 741-0255
[email protected]

For assistance with enrollment, transportation, trainings and community outreach, please contact:
Tasheen Stallings
Homeless Education Program Analyst
(202) 478-5927
[email protected]

Contact TTY: 
Service Location: 

1050 First Street, NE

GIS Address: 
1050 First Street, NE