McKinney-Vento Homeless Educational Rights

McKinney-Vento Homeless Educational Rights

The McKinney-Vento Act is a federal law passed to help families who are homeless keep their children in school.

Definition of homelessness – The term “homeless children and youth” means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, and can include the following situations:

  • Living with a friend, relative or someone else because they lost their home.

  • Staying in a motel or hotel.

  • Living in an emergency or transitional shelter or domestic violence shelter.

  • Staying in substandard housing.

  • Living in a car, park or public place, abandoned building or bus station.

  • Living in a campground or an inadequate trailer home.

  • Abandoned in a hospital.

  • Living in a runaway or homeless youth shelter.


North Carolina Homeless Education Website

Parent/Unaccompanied Youth Rights

NCHE North Carolina Homeless Data


Questions and/or additional information related to McKinney-Vento at Corvian Community School may be directed to:

Angela Martin, McKinney-Vento Liaison

[email protected]

704-717-7550 (#2)

North Carolina State Coordinator, Lisa Phillips

[email protected]


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