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The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education 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.

You can view the law at the U.S. Department of Education website.

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
  • Awaiting foster care placement
  • 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 circumstance

Parent and Student Educational Rights

  • Immediate enrollment
  • Removal of barriers to school enrollment
  • School selection
  • Transportation assistance (VIA)
  • Immediate eligibility for free child nutrition

Speak with McKinney-Vento Staff

Please call Vanessa Constancio at 210-801-8122.