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    Under the McKinney-Vento Act, the term "homeless children and youths" means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and includes children and youths:

    • who are sharing the housing of others 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 adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters, or are abandoned in hospitals;
    • 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;
    • who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
    • who are migratory children who live in one of the above circumstances.

     

       

     

     

     

     Lisa Phillips, State Coordinator
    NC Homeless Education Program
    Federal Program Monitoring and Support Services Division with NCDPI
    The SERVE Center at UNCG
    Phone: (828) 315-7491
    Email: lphillip@serve.org