Homeless and Foster Care
McKinney Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act
The McKinney-Vento Assistance Act ensures education rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness. The term homeless children and youths is defined as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, and 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 adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; or are abandoned in hospitals.
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; and
iv. migratory children (as defined in section 1309 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended) who qualify as homeless because they are living in circumstances described above.
District Social Worker
Homeless Liason/Point of Contact for Children in Foster Care
11 Central St.