McKinney-Vento Act: Homeless Assistance

  • 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 and educational challenges created by homelessness and guarantees students the right to enroll, attend, and succeed in school. 

    The law defines homeless to include the following temporary living situations due to hardship:Example living situations that may qualify include, but are not limited to:
    Living with a friend, relative or other person/family because of a loss of housing
    Staying in a motel or hotel because of a loss of housing or fleeing domestic violence
    Living in an emergency shelter, transitional housing or domestic violence shelter
    Living in a car, park or public place, abandoned building or bus station
    Living temporarily in substandard housing
    Living in a campground or an inadequate trailer home
    Living in a runaway or homeless youth shelter; run away youth
    Youth living on their own, even if their families want them to come home
    CONTACT INFORMATION
    Roslyn MoffittMcKinney-Vento District Liaison
    919-967-8211 ex. 28260
    rmoffitt@chccs.k12.nc.us


    Lisa Phillips
    McKinney-Vento State Coordinator
    lphillip@serve.gov
    As a requirement of the federal law, all public school districts in the United States must appoint a liaison that will ensure compliance with the federal law.  In Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, the McKinney-Vento program includes a District Liaison.

     

     

    North Carolina Homeless Education Program Website

    Requesting Services


    Services provided include immediate enrollment, school selection promoting stability, nutrition and academic support. McKinney-Vento services are provided for the duration of a school year and do not automatically renew. School Social Workers and McKinney-Vento District Liaison assess for eligibility. To obtain more information about services provided and how to access services, please contact the School Social Worker or the District McKinney-Vento Act Liaison.

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Roslyn Moffitt
    McKinney-Vento District Liaison
    919-967-8211 ex. 28260
    rmoffitt@chccs.k12.nc.us

    Lisa Phillips
    McKinney-Vento State Coordinator
    lphillip@serve.gov