Definition of Homeless
The term homeless children and youth means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This definition also includes:
Children and youth who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason
Children who may be living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, shelters, or awaiting foster care placement
Children and youth 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
- Children and youth who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings, or
- Migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are children who are living in similar circumstances listed above
Dispute Resolution Letter
Homeless Education Assistance Act of 2001 Dispute Resolution letter that was sent to the field.
Funding results for Homeless grants.
No Child Left Behind provisions as they relate to homeless education.
Useful Web sites and publications to help in implementing homeless education programs
- Declaration for Missing Enrollment Documentation (English) (DOC)
Available Translations of the Missing Enrollment Documentation
- Student Residency Questionnaire/Affidavit (English) (DOC)
Available Translations of the Student Residency Questionnaire/Affadavit
- Shared Residence Affidavit (English) (DOC)
Available Translations of the Shared Residence Affadavit
- Student Services Questionnaire (English) (DOC)
Available Translations of the Student Services Affadavit
- Transportation Agreement (English) (DOC)
Available Translations of the Transportation Agreement
- Declaration Form (English) (DOC)
Available Translations of the Declaration Form
Suggested program strategies to assist with the implementation of homeless education provisions in the areas of transportation, identification, Title I, enrollment, preschool, and special education.
Hmong Educational Rights of Homeless Children and Youth poster
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
A national grassroots membership association that connects educators, parents, advocates, researchers, and service providers to ensure success for children and youth in homeless situations.
Center for Homeless Education at SERVE
Educational organization that promotes continuous improvement of educational opportunities for all learners.
Center on Homeless and Poverty
A legal resource center that provides legal assistance.
(Revised 9-Jan-2012; XLS)
List of local educational agency liaisons in California.
Homeless Education - CalEdFacts
California Department of Education's information and media guide about education in the State of California. For information on other topics, visit the full CalEdFacts.