McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

McKinney-Vento Program Liaison

Tracee Weston, School Social Worker

Movement School
2701-B Freedom Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208

Phone: 704-585-1356
Fax: 980-549-4635

For additional help:

Lisa Phillips, State Coordinator
Phone:  336-315-7491

NC Homeless Eduation Program


For additional homeless education data please visit:

NCHEP Profile Page:

NCHE NC State Page:


Definition of “homeless” from McKinney-Vento Act

Section 725(2) of the McKinney-Vento Act defines “homeless children and youths” as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. The term includes –

Children and youths who are:

  • sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason (sometimes referred to as “doubled-up”);
  • living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations;
  • living in emergency or transitional shelters; or
  • abandoned in hospitals;
  • Children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
  • Children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
  • Migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are living in circumstances described above.


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