Students Experiencing Homelessness
Education for Homeless Children and Youth (Act of 2001)
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act was established in 1987 and amended by The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015. The Act defines the term “homeless children and youths” as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate night time residence. Under McKinney Vento all school districts are responsible for identifying students experiencing homelessness and connecting them with the resources need to ensure academic success.
- Children and youth sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, camping grounds, cars or vehicles; are living in emergency or transitional shelters
- Children and youth who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodations (cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations or similar settings).
- An unaccompanied youth- is a child or youth that is not in the care of their parent or legal guardian and meets the definition of homeless under McKinney Vento
The BASIC EDUCATION CIRCULAR explains the categories of children who are "homeless" and entitled to the protections of the federal law. Please visit the website for more information.
Food assistance, paying housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services.
Greensburg Homeless Shelters
Valley Youth House