The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is a federal law in the United States that provides protection and support for individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness. Under this act, homelessness is defined as lacking a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This includes people who are:
Living in emergency shelters or transitional housing programs.
Doubled up with friends or family due to loss of housing or economic hardship.
Living in motels, hotels, or campgrounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations.
Unsheltered, such as those living in cars, parks, or public spaces.
Living Conditions for McKinney Vento Eligibility
Doubled up: Students who are sharing housing with others due to loss of housing or economic hardship may also qualify for the program.
Living in a shelter: Students who are living in a public or private shelter, such as a domestic violence shelter or a homeless shelter, may qualify for the program.
Living in a motel or hotel: Students who are living in a motel or hotel due to a lack of alternative accommodations may qualify for the program.
Unsheltered: Students living in cars, parks, substandard housing (buildings lacking running water, electricity, etc.), abandoned buildings, or public spaces.
|Unaccompanied or/and Runaway: Students who have been abandoned by their parents or guardians may be considered homeless and eligible for the program. Additionally, Students who have run away from home and do not have a stable living arrangement may also qualify for the program.