Best Practices and Model Programs: Eligibility
Sample Forms and Materials: Eligibility
Eligibility (Determining/Confirming Eligibility for McKinney-Vento)
Confirming Eligibility for McKinney-Vento Services: Doís and Doníts for Local Liaisons
This brief, part of NCHE's Best Practices in Homeless Education series, is designed for local homeless education liaisons and discusses measures school districts can and can not take in confirming the details of a student's living situation in order to determine eligibility for McKinney-Vento services.Confirming Eligibility for McKinney-Vento Services: Doís and Doníts for School Districts
This brief, part of NCHE's Best Practices in Homeless Education series, is designed for school staff and administrators and discusses measures school districts can and can not take in confirming the details of a student's living situation in order to determine eligibility for McKinney-Vento services.Definitions of Homelessness for Federal Programs Serving Children, Youth, and Families
The two major definitions of homelessness in use by federal agencies are the education definition in Subtitle VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Act, and the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) definition in Section 103 of Subtitle I of the McKinney-Vento Act. The definitions overlap and diverge in ways that can cause confusion. This chart, authored jointly by the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) and the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY), illustrates the similarities and differences between federal agencies' definitions of homeless. It should be noted that the HUD definition will soon broaden with the promulgation of final regulations, but the broadening will have conditions that are complex and detailed.Determining Eligibility for Rights and Services Under the McKinney-Vento Act (issue brief)
This brief, part of NCHE's Best Practices in Homeless Education series, offers step-by-step guidance on determining homelessness among children and youth whose living arrangements vary from the examples given in the McKinney-Vento definition of "homeless".Determining Eligibility for Rights and Services Under McKinney-Vento (recorded webinar)
This April 29, 2009, webinar, hosted by NCHE discusses strategies educators can use to determine whether a student's living arrangement meets the McKinney-Vento definition of homeless. Special emphasis is given to doubled-up populations, awaiting foster care placement, unaccompanied youth, and substandard housing.Who is Homeless? (125K)
This brief provides the definition of "homeless", as stated in the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, and offers strategies for determining homelessness by the definition.
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