McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act

The McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act provides assistance to states to help them ensure educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness. Consistent with the McKinney Vento Act, children experiencing homelessness are to be provided services comparable to those received by other students in the school they attend, including transportation services and education programs for which such students are otherwise eligible. 

McKinney-Vento Education Definition of Homelessness

  • Sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason

  • Living in motels, hotels, camping grounds due to lack of adequate alternative accommodations

  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters

  • Living in a public or private place not designed for humans to live

  • Living in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus/train stations

  • Migratory children living in the above circumstances

  • Children/youth awaiting foster care placement 

If you are experiencing homelessness and believe that you qualify for assistance under the McKinney Vento Act, please fill out the Student Residency Questionnaire.  

STUdent residency questionnaire