McKinney-Vento Homeless Support/ Foster Care Supports
McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act
The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children and youths as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.
- Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason (Doubled Up)
- Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations
- Living in emergency or transitional shelters, or who are abandoned in hospitals
The term ‘awaiting foster care placement' has been removed from the definition of 'homeless' in McKinney-Vento.
Educational Assistance Under McKinney-Vento
Eligible students must be given access to the same public education provided for other students.
- May be able to continue at the school they attended before becoming homeless or the school they last attended.
- May be eligible to receive transportation to the school they attended before they became homeless or the school they last attended.
- Immediate enrollment
- Enroll and attend classes while the school arranges for the transfer of school and immunization records or any other documents required for enrollment.
- Receive educational services comparable to those provided for other students, according to your children’s needs.
Contact McKinney-Vento Liason
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 Services/Foster Care Point of Contact
State Coordinator of Homeless Education
Foster Care Resources
- DCS Foster Family Resources
- Arizona Friends of Foster Children
- Duet's Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Assistance & Resources
- Child Crisis Arizona
- Arizona Helping Hands