McKinney-Vento Homeless Policy
Homeless youth are entitled to immediate enrollments and their families are not required to prove residency regarding school enrollment. Included within the definition of homeless children and youth are those who are “awaiting foster care placement” and “unaccompanied homeless youth.” These students should be enrolled without delay, in the district where they are presently residing, or continue their education in the district of prior attendance. See the McKinney-Vento Act, 42 U.S.C. §11431 et seq.
HOMELESS CHILDREN AND YOUTH POLICY (MCKINNEY-VENTO HOMELESS ACT)
If you are experiencing homelessness and need assistance, please let us know by completing the confidential identification form below:
Philadelphia County Resource Guide