• MCKINNEY-VENTO DEFINITION OF HOMELESS

    42 U.S.C. § 11434a(2)
    The term “homeless children and youth”—
    A. means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence…; and
    B. includes —
    i. children and youths 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;
    ii. children and youths 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…;
    iii. children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings,
    substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
    iv. migratory children…who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children
    are living in circumstances described in clauses (i) through (iii).

    Homeless Liaison for Sedalia School District #200
    Dr. Nancy Scott
    660-829-6450
    scottn@sedalia200.org