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DEFINITION OF HOMELESS

The federal government’s legal definition of homelessness based on the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act is anyone who: 

• Lacks a regular, fixed and adequate nighttime residence (substandard housing) • Is sharing housing due to economic struggles (doubled-up/tripled up)

• Is living in a shelter, hotel, or motel 

• Is living in a public place not designated for sleeping (cars, parks, campgrounds, or abandoned buildings) 

• Is an unaccompanied youth 

• Is a child or youth abandoned in a hospital 

• Is a migrant child who qualifies under any of the above

Please complete this confidential survey here  McKinney Vento Homeless Survey