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According to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, homelessness is defined as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.

Individuals and youth are considered homeless if they are living in one of the following situations:

  • Living with a friend, relative or someone else due to loss of housing, economic hardship or similar reason
  • Living in motels, hotels, cars, public spaces or campgrounds
  • Living in shelters, transitional housing units or are awaiting foster care placement
  • Living in places not ordinarily used for sleeping, including cars, parks, public places, abandoned buildings or bus or train stations
  • Unaccompanied youth who are not in the care of a parent/guardian and living in one of the situations above


Crystal Gentry
Homeless Liaison, Family Resource Specialist
P: 651-425-3776
C: 651-706-0771

If your family is experiencing homelessness, please complete our homeless education intake form.

Homeless Education Intake Form