McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act Program

 

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney-Vento Act)

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act ensures that children who are considered homeless or in-transition have the same educational rights and protection as any other school children.

Eligibility - You or your child is considered homeless or in-transition if you do not live in a fixed, regular and adequate night-time residence, including:

  • Shared housing due to loss of housing
  • Living in cars, parks, sub-standard housing, hotels or motels
  • Primary night-time residence is a public or private place not designed for regular sleeping accommodations for a human being
  • Students awaiting foster care placement
  • Migratory children living in the above circumstances

Alum Rock Union School District provides homeless and in-transition children with the following:

  • Backpacks and school supplies
  • School uniforms
  • Transportation for educational use only (pre-qualification is required)
  • Student enrollment assistance

For more information and resources regarding homelessness visit the following websites:

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth

http://naehcy.org/

National Center on Homeless Education

http://www.serve.org/nche

National Network for Youth

http://www.nn4youth.org

Housing for Families with Children

http://www.scchousingsearch.org

 

For questions or to apply please contact the:

Student Services Department at (408) 928-6945