• McKinney - Vento Homeless Education Act

  • 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.

     

    This includes:

    • 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 

    Gina Slover at (432) 264-3600