• Congress reauthorized in January of 2002 the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, Subtitle VII-B, originally passed in 1987 to help people experiencing homelessness.. This federal law includes the Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program that entitles children who are homeless to a free, appropriate public education and requires schools to remove barriers to their enrollment, attendance, and success in school. This Act protects all students who do not have a fixed, regular and adequate residence, such as students living in the following situations:

    • doubled-up housing with other families or friends due to hardship;
    • runaway/homeless youth shelters (even if parents invite the youth home);
    • hotels or motels;
    • shelters, including domestic violence shelters;
    • transitional housing shelters;
    • cars, abandoned buildings parks, the streets or other public spaces;
    • campgrounds or inadequate trailer homes
    • awaiting foster care placement; and/or
    • abandoned in a hospital.



    Mark Long, Homeless Liaison


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    Mark Long, Homeless Liaison 252-534-1371 ext.2236
    Beverly Rascoe, School Social Worker
    Teinesha Gilliamr School Social Worker