Monadnock Title I
Monadnock Families Experiencing Homelessness
Who is eligible to receive help under the McKinney-Vento Act?
If you lost your housing and now live in a shelter, motel, vehicle, camping ground, or temporary trailer; on the street; doubled-up with family or friends; or in another type of temporary or inadequate housing, you may be able to receive help for your child through a federal law called the McKinney-Vento Act.
Homeless children and youth are those who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.
Under the federal McKinney-Vento Act, children and youth in homeless situations have the right to:
- Go to school, no matter where they live or how long they have lived there.
- Attend either the local school or the school of origin, if this is in their best interest; the school of origin is the school the child attended when s/he was permanently housed or the school in which the child was last enrolled.
- Receive transportation to and from the school of origin
- Enroll in school immediately, even if missing records and documents normally required for enrollment such as a birth certificate, proof of residence, previous school records, or immunization/medical records.
- Enroll, attend classes, and participate fully in all school activities while the school gathers records
- Have access to the same programs and services that are available to all other students including transportation and supplemental educational services
- Attend school with children not experiencing homelessness; a school may not segregate a student because s/he is homeless.
Please click here for our brochure with resources to housing agencies, food pantries, etc.
Please click here for our resource board for families experiencing homelessness.
For more information, please contact our district homeless liaison, Jeremy Rathbun, at 603.903.6959 or firstname.lastname@example.org or the NH Homeless Helpline at 2-1-1.