McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
Children and youth are eligible for services under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act if they have been displaced from their homes and are living in a place that is not fixed, regular, or adequate, such as:
- Sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reasons
- In a place not designated as regular sleeping accommodation, such as a vehicle, park, hotel, or campground
- In a homeless or domestic violence shelter or transitional housing placement
- Outside of his/her home as an unaccompanied youth
- In any of the situations listed above, as the child of a migrant family
As an eligible student, you have the right to:
- Receive a free, appropriate public education.
- Enroll in school immediately, even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment.
- Enroll in school and attend classes while the school gathers needed documents.
- Enroll in the local school or continue attending your school of origin (the school you attended when permanently housed or the school in which you were last enrolled), if this is your preference and is feasible.
- Participate in all applicable school programs, including supplemental services.
- Receive a free lunch.
- Receive assistance with school-related expenses such as supplies, clothing, and uniforms.
- Categorically eligible for services such as Head Start, and Title 1 services
- Right to dispute
If you believe you may be eligible, please contact Darian Smith, Supervisor of Pupil Services, at 610-466-2420 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please click on the links below for homeless resources.