McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

Subtitle VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act; reauthorized by Title X, Part C of NCLB (1987)

The purpose of the McKinney-Vento is to provide assistance for students who meet the unique needs of homeless children and youth.  The act state that a child or youth is considered homeless if he or she “lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.”

 Homeless children are those who:

·       Temporarily live with relatives or friends because they have nowhere else to go (typically due to financial constraints).  This is also referred to as being “doubled up”.

·       Live in shelters, motels, abandoned buildings, cars, tents, or on the streets.

·       Run away or are thrown out of their homes, or parents homes.

·       Live in housing not fit for habitation (lack of electricity or water for an extended period of time).


If you have further questions, please contact Debby Skyler, Homeless Liaison for Maryville City Schools, at 982-6473.