DETERMINING ELIGIBILITY FOR MCKINNEY-VENTO RIGHTS AND SERVICES
This National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) brief explores the McKinney-Vento definition of homelessness in detail, and provides a step-by-step guide for making determinations of McKinney-Vento eligibility on a case-by-case basis.
This NCHE webpage provides informational and practical resources on determining student eligibility for McKinney-Vento rights and services.
This NCHE webpage shares the definition of homelessness used by U.S. public schools, as established under Subtitle VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.
This SchoolHouse Connection flyer summarizes the four primary nighttime residence categories included in the McKinney-Vento education definition of homeless: Shelters/Transitional Housing, Hotels/Motels, Staying with Others (“Doubling Up”), and Unsheltered.
This one-pager from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction provides questions designed to assist in gathering information from families or youth to determine the extent to which their living arrangement is fixed, regular, and adequate.