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).

    For more information please contact our Community Liaisons - Arturo Fass - 408-423-3550 and Beatrice Martinez - 408-423-3516