WHO IS CONSIDERED HOMELESS?
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act (2001) defines homelessness as living in the following places due to a lack of a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence:
* In an emergency or transitional shelter
* In a hotel, motel, or campground
* In a car, park, public place, bus or train station, or abandoned building
* Doubled up with relatives or friends
Children and youth living in these settings meet criteria for the McKinney-Vento definition of homelessness and have special educational rights. They are eligible for transportation services to their school of origin as well as additional services within the school.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a homeless situation or you have questions about being homeless, please contact Lori Rogers, the Homeless Liaison Coordinator, at 412-896-2397.