Eligibility Guidelines

  • student reading 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.