Instructional Services Division

McKinney-Vento Homeless Educational Assistance Improvements Act
Homelessness is the lack of a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. Students experiencing homelessness are eligible for the protections and services the McKinney-Vento Act provides to increae educational stability and remove barriers to school enrollment. Each school district must appoint a Local Homeless Education Liaison responsible for the identification, school enrollment, attendance, and opportunities for academic success of students experiencing homelessness.
   ESC Region 11 Contacts
         Jim Phillips
         (817) 740-7581
Who is homeless?

Individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, including children and youths who:

·        are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;

·        are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations;

·        are living in emergency or transitional shelters;

·        are abandoned in hospitals;

·        are awaiting foster placement;

·        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;

·        are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and

·        migratory children living in the circumstances previously described.