McKinney Vento Homeless Services

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act

Subtitle B of Title VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11431 et seq.) is included in No Child Left Behind as Title X-C. The 2002 reauthorization requires that children and youths experiencing homelessness are immediately enrolled in school and have educational opportunities equal to those of their non-homeless peers. The statute requires every public school district and charter holder to designate a Homeless Liaison to ensure that homeless students are identified and their needs are being met. (Arizona Department of Education)

Definition of Homelessness under McKinney-Vento

If you have experienced a loss of housing and/or economic hardship, that results in you living in a shelter, motel, vehicle or campground, on the street, in abandoned buildings or trailers or other inadequate accommodations, or doubled up with relatives or friends because you cannot find or afford housing, or qualified as migratory children or youth who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described, then according to the McKinney-Vento Act, you may qualify for services.

McKinney-Vento Services

Educational Assistance under McKinney-Vento

If your family lives in any of the above conditions, you may be eligible for some assistance under the McKinney-Vento Act. Our district McKinney-Vento Liaison can assist in determining your eligibility for our programs:

McKinney-Vento/Foster Care Resource Liaison
Isabel Martinez

State Coordinator of Homeless Education
Alexis Clermont


The Housing Hub - Homeless Assistance (602) 771-1000