Who is homeless?
(A) A child is “homeless” under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act, if the child lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This includes:
(i) children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement;
(ii) children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
(iii) children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings;
(iv) migratory children living in circumstances described above
If your family might be homeless or at risk of living in a homeless situation - we may have some assistance options. Please contact your child’s school counselor for more information.
Helpful Links -
United States Department of Education - Homeless Education - Elementary and Secondary Education - Part C
|Local Programs and Services available to assist homeless students|