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Resources for Unhoused / Homeless Families

Indiana Dept of Ed State Coordinators

Flora Jones (Director of Student Pathways & Opportunities), and

Charie Gibson (Homeless Education Specialist)


School contact

Prerana Mehra

Homeless Liaison


The McKinney-Vento Act states that children and youth who lack “a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence” will be considered homeless where:

  1. A fixed residence is one that is stationary, permanent, and not subject to change.

  2. A regular residence is one which is used on a regular (i.e., nightly) basis.

  3. An adequate residence is one that is sufficient for meeting both the physical and psychological needs typically met in home environments.

Examples of situations that are fairly common among homeless families and youth, including children and youth are:

  • Sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;

  • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations

  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters;

  • Abandoned in hospitals;

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