Resources for Homeless Children and YouthsResources related to homeless students' rights to enroll and participate fully in school.
Elementary and Secondary Education provisions as they relate to homeless education.
Join the Homeless Children and Youths Resources listserv to receive information and updates relating to the education of homeless children and youths.
Dispute Resolution Letter
Homeless Education Assistance Act of 2001 Dispute Resolution letter that was sent to the field.
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.
Homeless Education (PPTX)
This PowerPoint presentation will provide a high-level overview of the educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness under Subtitle VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.
Identifying Children and Youth in Homeless Situations (PDF)
This NCHE brief summarizes the key provisions of the McKinney-Vento Act related to the identification of children and youth experiencing homelessness, and provides an overview of implementation strategies at the state and local levels.
Enrolling Homeless Children and Youth (PPTX)
This PowerPoint presentation is for enrollment personnel in understanding the legal guidelines for the immediate school enrollment of children and youth experiencing homelessness.
Enrolling Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness in School (PDF)
This NCHE brief explains the key provisions in the McKinney-Vento Act related to the school enrollment of students in homeless situations, including sections on enrollment barriers, immediate enrollment, school selection, and full partifipation in school.
Homelessness in the Classroom (PPTX)
This PowerPoint presentation provides an overview of how teachers can support the education of homeless children and youth in the classroom with concrete strategies for attendance, behavior, and academics.
Homeless Education and School Counselors (PPTX)
This PowerPoint presentation will to equip school counselors to meet the ESSA requirement to support students experiencing homelessness in their college and career readiness.
Someone to Turn To: School Site Liaisons for Students Experiencing Homelessness (PPTX)
This PowerPoint presentation encourages LEAs to implement the best practice of designating a school site liaison to assist with identification and support of homeless students.
Someone to Turn To Video
Video recording of the Someone To Turn To: School Site Liaisons for Students Experiencing Homelessness PowerPoint.
Designating Liaisons for Students Experiencing Homelessness (DOCX)
This guidance shares relevant laws, key considerations for designation, and duties of both LEA liaisons and school site liaisons.
Sample Protocol for LEA Liaison and School Site Liaison Coordination (DOCX)
This protocol is designed to promote effective and efficient implementation of federal and state laws.
- Declaration for Missing Enrollment Documentation (English) (DOC)
- Student Residency Questionnaire/Affidavit (English) (DOC)
- Shared Residence Affidavit (English) (DOC)
- Student Services Questionnaire (English) (DOC)
- Transportation Agreement (English) (DOC)
- Declaration Form (English) (DOC)
"You Can Enroll in School" poster of information regarding school enrollment which is guaranteed by federal and state law regardless of housing.
- "You Can Enroll in School" Poster (English) (PDF)
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.
National 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 youths in homeless situations.
National 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.
School House Connection
SchoolHouse Connection is a national non-profit organization working to overcome homelessness through education.
The John Burton Advocates for Youth
The John Burton Advocates for Youth has developed an online training that offers a series of brief lectures on topics such as creating a college-going culture, application, enrollment and financial aid, all through the lens of special considerations for students who have experienced homelessness. The lectures are accompanied by optional quizzes and activities to support retention of the material. The training is designed to be used not only by Local Educational Agencies personnel but also those working with homeless students in other contexts such as non-profit organizations or other government programs.