This volume explores how homelessness intersects most social issues that marginalize individuals and negatively influence postsecondary completion, including poverty, foster care, and LGBTQ+ discrimination. As becomes evident, students experiencing homelessness should be considered in conversations about equity and access. For these students, completing some form of degree or certification beyond high school is a vital step in achieving future stability.
Topics covered include:
- how residential experiences influence educational engagement and retention
- an overview of research related to housing insecurity in higher education
- federal and state policies related to homelessness in higher education
- a trauma–informed care approach to this issue
- an approach to understanding and studying housing insecurity among students
- ideas that will be necessary for policy and program development.