McKinney-Vento Homeless Act

  • Homeless students are those identified as such as defined in the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act. Homeless students are individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate night time residence and include the following: Children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship or similar reason; living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals.

    Children and youth who have a primary night time residence that is a public or private place not designated for, or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings. Children and youth who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations or similar settings.

    Migratory children who meet one (1) of the above-described circumstances.