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Homeless and Highly Mobile Student (HHM) Services
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."

This includes children and youth living in the following situations:

  • shelters or transitional housing programs
  • motels, hotels or weekly rate housing
  • doubled up with friends or relatives because family cannot find or afford housing
  • abandoned buildings, public space, car or other inadequate accommodation
  • awaiting foster care placement (prior to court hearing)