Homeless/McKinney-Vento & Foster
Subtitle Vll-B of the McKlnney-Vento Act defines the term "homeless children and youths" OS individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, including:
i. children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; or ore abandoned in hospitals;
ii. children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
iii. children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
iv. migratory children who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are iving in circumstances described in clauses (i) through (iii).