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McKinney-Vento Act: Education of Homeless Children and Youth

According to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, homelessness is defined as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.

Individuals and youth are considered homeless if they are living in one of the following situations:
  • Living with a friend, relative or someone else due to loss of housing, economic hardship or similar reason
  • Living in motels, hotels, cars, public spaces or campgrounds
  • Living in shelters, transitional housing units or are awaiting foster care placement
  • Living in places not ordinarily used for sleeping, including cars, parks, public places, abandoned buildings or bus or train stations
  • Unaccompanied youth who are not in the care of a parent/guardian and living in one of the situations above

Homeless Information Contact: Crystal Gentry, District 833 Homeless Liaison at cgentry@sowashco.org or 651-425-3765.