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The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

The McKinney-Vento Education Assistance Act is a federal law that provides services to families and unaccompanied youth that live in a temporary situation due to loss of housing.

Eligibility for services

  • Living in shared housing due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason.
  • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, cars, substandard housing, abandoned buildings, and/or campgrounds
  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters
  • Being an unaccompanied youth (not living with a parent or guardian) living in a temporary situation
  • Being a migratory child who is living in any of the above circumstances

Services provided to homeless families include

  • Free school meals•Immediate enrollment in school
  • As needed transportation to campuses
  • School supplies
  • Other services

We connect families with local resources in our areas

  • Food pantries
  • Shelters, churches and faith-based organizations
  • 211 services