Who is Homeless?
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act defines “homeless children and youth” as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.
Anyone who, lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence may live in the following:
• In emergency or transitional shelters;
• In motels, hotels, campgrounds, abandoned in hospitals, or awaiting foster care;
• In cars, parks, public places, bus or train stations, or abandoned buildings;
• Doubled up with relatives or friends;
• Unaccompanied Youth: Who is not living with a parent or guardian and are living in a homeless situation;
• Migratory children living in these conditions.