for current application.
Special Services/Federal Programs
Section 725(2) of the McKinney-Vento Act defines “homeless children and youths” as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. The term includes -
- Children and Youth in temporary housing situations may be eligible for services and have certain
legal rights if they are:
- Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason (sometimes referred to “doubled up”)
- staying in a motel, hotel, substandard housing or camping ground due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations
- living in an emergency or transitional shelter or a domestic violence shelter
staying in substandard housing
- living in a car, park, public place, abandoned building or bus / train station
- awaiting foster care placement
- living in a campground or an inadequate trailer home
- abandoned in a hospital
- living in a runaway or homeless youth shelter
- children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings
- migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are living in circumstances described above
If you or a student you know meets the above criteria or a variation of that criteria, please contact Joe Edwards using the contact information above.
- Upon notification, Joe Edwards will examine each case on an individual and confidential basis to determine what services and/or resource may be available to help those individuals.
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for the current ESA Consolidated Plan.