Who qualifies as homeless?
Homeless people are those who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This includes children and youth who are:
- Sharing housing ( doubled up) due to loss of housing or economic hardship.
- Living in motels, hotels, dilapidated trailers, or camp grounds due to lack of alternative adequate housing.
- Living in emergency or transitional housing.
- Abandoned in hospitals.
- Having a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, regular sleeping accommodations.
- Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations.
- Migratory students meeting the descriptions above
Families, with school aged children, experiencing homelessness have the right to....
- Attend school.
- Stay at the school they attended before becoming homeless (within reason) if the parent/guardian so choose.
- Transportation services to and from school of origin (dependent on situation.)
- Participate in school programs and activities and receive the same school services that are offered to other children.
- Title 1 Services.
- Free/reduced meals.