McKinney Vento


The McKinney-Vento Act (42 U.S.C. § 11431 et seq.) is a federal law that addresses the needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness. The law defines homeless to include the following temporary living situations due to hardship:

  • Living with a friend, relative or other people
  • Hotel or motel
  • Shelter or transitional housing
  • Car, park or other public places
  • A campground or inadequate home
  • Youth living on their own, runaway youth or youth kicked out