The McKinney Vento Act:  is a federal law passed to help families who are homeless keep their children in school.
Definition of homelessness: The law defines a child or youth as homeless as one who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate residence. They may be in the following situations:
  • Living with a friend, relative or someone else because they lost their home.
  • Staying in a motel or hotel.
  • Living in an emergency or transitional shelter or domestic violence shelter.
  • Staying in substandard housing.
  • Living in a car, park or public place, abandoned building or bus 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.

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McKinney-Vento Liason:

Crissy Schmieder, MSW,LCSWA,LCAS
School Social Worker (K-12)
919.484.1300 x331