Who is homeless?
- A child is “homeless” under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act if the child lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.
- 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;
- Children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
- Children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings;
- 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 counselor for more information or
Misty Henson at (432) 264-3600