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Homeless Defined:

The term “homeless children and youth”— as defined by McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

(A) means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence …; and (B) includes—(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 accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement; (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 living in circumstances described in clauses (i) through (iii).

Useful Links:
Policy - # 5111.01
Complaint Procedure: Contact The Homeless Liaison/ Director of Special Education/Grants and Compliance (313) 203-3177