McKinney-Vento Homeless Educational Assistance Improvements ActHomelessness 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 increase 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.
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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.