If your family is staying in a shelter, hotel, or temporarily with others because you’ve lost or cannot afford your own housing, we can help make sure your child has a stable and high-quality school experience.
Minneapolis Public Schools is guided by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. This federal law provides homeless and highly mobile students (HHM) with certain rights so they have access to opportunities that will help them meet the same high academic standards expected of all students in our district.
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act defines homelessness as children and youth "who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence."
Students who experience homelessness have certain rights provided by the federal McKinney-Vento Act.
The main contact for HHM students and families in Minneapolis Public Schools is the School Social Worker.
Hennepin County and community providers can help people experiencing homelessness.
There are many ways to get involved.
View the HHM Staff Directory
View the School Social Worker Directory
View our brochure
Year end summary report (2015-16)
During the 2015-16 school year:
6,039 children and youth experienced homelessness in Minneapolis (includes preschool children and students from other districts)
3,670 were enrolled in MPS schools
8.3% of MPS enrolled students experienced homelessness during the year
1,732 were birth to five-years-old
MPS staff can visit our internal staff site here for more information (login required)