Homeless or Highly Mobile and McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
The term "homeless children and youth"
- (A) means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and
- (B) includes--
- (i) children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement;
- (ii) children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings
- (iii) children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
- (iv) migratory children who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described in clauses (i) through (iii).
Excerpts of Title VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, Subtitle B, reauthorized as No Child Left Behind Act, Title X, Part C.
Please contact the building social worker/counselor below as soon as possible if you think someone may qualify as homeless.