District » Homeless Information

Homeless Information

The McKinney-Vento Definition of Homeless

The term "homeless children and youths"--

(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 described in clauses (i) through (iii).
If you have questions regarding The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act or Homeless Information, please contact Wendy Mikolich, Central Cambria School District's Homeless Liaison, at [email protected] or (814) 615-3748.
        View the full text of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

     For more information on determining homelessness, visit 
Click HERE for a Basic Education Circular regarding Educating Homeless Youth.
Click HERE to review Homeless Policy 251
Click HERE for Act 1 of 2022 - Assisting Students Experiencing Education Instability