Homeless Liason

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act is federal legislation that discusses the public education of children and youth experiencing homelessness. Under McKinney-Vento and state law, students are considered homeless if they lack a nighttime residence that is fixed, regular, and adequate.

Examples of temporary housing explicitly include:

  • Sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship or other similar reasons.

  • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, camping grounds.

  • Living in emergency transitional shelters

  • Abandoned in hospitals

  • Living in a public or private place not designed for sleeping

  • Living in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, bus or train stations, etc.

  • Migratory living in the circumstances described above

Questions and additional information concerning McKinney-Vento eligibility should be directed to Michele Pepey