Children Who are Homeless or Living in Temporary Housing

Students who live in Temporary Housing
Have Protections and Additional Rights
to Immediate Enrollment. 

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act is a federal law that discusses the public education of children and youth in temporary housing. Under McKinney-Vento and state law, students are considered to be in temporary housing if their nighttime residenc
e is not fixed, regular, and adequate. Some examples of temporary housing include:

  • Sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship or other similar reason

  • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, camping grounds

  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters

  • Abandoned in hospitals

  • Living a in public or private place not designed for sleeping

  • Living in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, bus or train stations, etc.

  • Migratory living in circumstances described above

Children and youth in temporary housing can enroll in school without the documents normally needed to enroll. 

Your liaison is responsible for ensuring that you receive the education and services that you are guaranteed by law.
Liaison:  Sean Murphy
Phone:   518-410-0290

Housing Questionnaire

  Housing Questionnaire  (word)

  Housing Questionnaire (pdf)

Brochure:  Is your housing uncertain?

      English Brochure [PDF]

    Spanish Brochure

Tips for Parents and Guardian

Quick Tips for Parents and Guardians

Quick Tips for Parents and Guardians (Spanish) [PDF]


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