Students with Temporary Housing
(Homeless – According to the
Department of Public Instruction – DPI)
Who is considered homeless under the McKinney-Vento Act?
The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children and youth as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence. The term includes children and youth who are:
Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reasons;
Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camp-grounds;
Living in emergency or transitional shelters;
Abandoned in hospitals;
Awaiting foster-care placement;
Living in a primary night-time residence not used as a regular sleeping accommodation;
Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and/or
Migratory children living in any of the circumstances described above.