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McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act


Who is considered homeless?

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is a federal law that protects the educational rights of students experiencing homelessness. It defines “homeless children and youth” as any student who lacks a “fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.” That includes students who are sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to lack of adequate alternative accommodations; living in emergency shelters or transitional housing; and living in cars, campgrounds, or bus stations. This definition includes migrant children who are staying in these situations. Special protections also are provided for youth who are experiencing homelessness on their own. 


What can I do if I believe one of my students is experiencing homelessness or is at risk of becoming homeless?

For many students experiencing homelessness, school is the only place of stability in their lives. Teachers play a crucial role in creating a classroom environment that is safe and supportive for all students, especially those who are highly mobile and have experienced the trauma that often accompanies homelessness.  If you believe one of your students’ needs support or may be experiencing homelessness contact the district homeless liaison.


Roberta Barr, School Counselor/Homeless Liaison

Phone: 724-966-5045 ext. 1264




*Additional Support for Teachers & Staff: Click here


Basic Educational Circular - Education of Homeless Youth