• McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act

    Auburn School District Liaison: Dennis Grad

     

    Based on the definition(s) below; if you feel that you meet these qualifications, please reach out to your student’s school counselor.

     

    The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures efforts of enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth.

    Defining Homelessness
    The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children and youth as "individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence." The act provides examples of children and youth who would fall under this definition:

    • Children and youth sharing housing due to loss of housing, economic hardship or similar reason

    • Children and youth living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camp grounds due to lack of alternative accommodations

    • Children and youth living in emergency or transitional shelters

    • Children and youth abandoned in hospitals

    • Children and youth whose primary nighttime residence is not ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation (e.g. park benches, etc)

    • Children and youth living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations

    • Migratory Children and youth living in any of the above situations

     

    Unaccompanied Youth:
    The term "Unaccompanied Youth" includes youth in homeless situations who are not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian.