McKinney Vento Educational Definition of Homelessness

  • The term "homeless children and youth" refers to any student living in either of the following circumstances:

    A. Individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and 

    B. Includes                                                                                                                 

    • Children and youth who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reasons. 
    • Children and youth who are living in a public or private place not designated for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodations for human beings. 
    • Children and youth living in cars, parks, pubic spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations or similar settings. 
    • Migratory children living in any of the above circumstances.