Homeless

Who is eligible for services?

McKinney-Vento Definition of Homeless *42 U.S.C § 11434a(2)

The term “homeless children and youth”

Means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence…,; and
Includes-Children and youth 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; or are abandoned in hospitals;
Children and youth who have a primary nighttime residence that is public or private place not designated for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings…,;
Children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
Migratory children who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described in clauses (a) through (c).

McKinney-Vento Rights

Homeless youth can enroll in school even if they have uncertain housing, a temporary address or no permanent physical address. They are guaranteed enrollment in school by the federal McKinney-Vento Act and California state law if they live: 

In a shelter (family, domestic violence or youth shelter) or a transitional living program
In a motel, hotel or weekly rate housing
In a house or apartment with more than one family because of economic hardship or loss
In temporary foster care or with an adult who is not a parent or guardian
In substandard housing without electricity, water or heat
With friends or family because they are a runaway or unaccompanied youth
To enroll or attend school, if you live under any of these conditions, you do not need to provide:

Proof of residency
Immunization records or TB skin test results
School records
Legal guardianship papers
You may:

Participate fully in all school activities and programs for which you are eligible
Continue to attend the school in which you were last enrolled even if you have moved away from that school's attendance boundary or district.
Receive transportation from your current residence back to your school of origin
Qualify automatically for free and reduced-price breakfast and lunches


For questions or support:Contact Mrs.Crowe, Foster Youth and Homeless Education Services Coordinator, at 714-795-3498 or [email protected]



Resources

Housing/shelter 5bfaf13e03009.pdf
Rent & utility assistance 5bfaf0b984949.pdf
Food pantry 5bfaf0c66837b.pdf
Medical & dental assistance 5bfaf0d189406.pdf
Employment assistance 5bfaf0dbcdecf.pdf
Counseling 5bfaf0e59d2de.pdf
Addiction & recovery assistance 5bfaf0ed3eb8e.pdf
Child care 5bfaf0f6d5335.pdf
Clothing 5bfaf10104d2b.pdf




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