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Homeless and Highly Mobile Student (HHM) Services

Homeless and Highly Mobile Student (HHM) Services


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. 


How is homelessness defined?

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act defines homelessness as children and youth "who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence."

How can MPS help my child in school?

Students who experience homelessness have certain rights provided by the federal McKinney-Vento Act.

How can I access these rights and services?

The main contact for HHM students and families in Minneapolis Public Schools is the School Social Worker.

How do I access shelter?

Hennepin County and community providers can help people experiencing homelessness.

How can I help?

There are many ways to get involved.