According to the McKinney-Vento Act, a homeless student is defined as one who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. More specifically, this means the following:
- sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason (doubled-up)
- living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to lack of adequate alternative accommodation
- living in emergency of transitional shelters
- abandoned in hospitals
- awaiting foster care placement
- living in a public or private place not designed for humans to live
- living in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus, or train stations, etc.
- migratory children living in above circumstances
- unaccompanied youth who are experiencing the above circumstances
Please contact your school counselor if you are experiencing any of the above or have questions.