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Mckinney-Vento (Homeless) Act

Children who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime abode are eligible for McKinney-Vento services. In general, children or youth living in motels, transitional housing, shelters, the street, cars, abandoned buildings, and other inadequate accommodations may be considered eligible for McKinney-Vento services. This includes, but is not limited to, the following groups: 
  • Doubled-up Children: Living with another family due to lack of a permanent residence
  • Children in shelters: Including transitional living programs
  • Children living in motels: Due to lack of alternative adequate living situation Migratory children: If accommodations are not fit for habitation
  • Runaways*: Children who are left home and live in a shelter or inadequate accommodations, even if parents are willing to provide a home
  • Lockouts*: Children whose parents or guardians will not permit them to live at home
If you have questions about whether or not you qualify for services under the Mckinney-Vento Act please contact Christine Tappert, School Social Worker/McKinney-Vento Liaison at [email protected] or 708-442-7500 (ext: 2195)


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