Under the McKinney-Vento Act, the term “homeless children and youths” means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and includes children and youths:

  • who are sharing the housing of others 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;

  • 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;

  • who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings;

  • and who are migratory children who live in one of the above circumstances according to Section 1309 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 [42 U.S.C. § 11434a(2).

About NCHEP: North Carolina Homeless Education Program

NCHEP Liaison: Robin Jackson

rjackson@crosscreekcharterschool.com 919-497-3198

NC State Liaison: Lisa Phillips lphillip@serve.org 337-315-7491

NCHEP Website: North Carolina Homeless Education Program