The McKinney-Vinto Act provides supports for students and families that are lacking in a fixed adequate nighttime residence. The legal definition of homelessness is defined as any of the below situations.
*sharing housing due to a loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;
*living in hotels, motels, trailer parks, or camp grounds due to a lack of alternative, adequate housing;
*abandoned in hospitals;
*awaiting foster care placement;
* living in a public or private place not designed for or, normally used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
*living in cars, parks public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar places;
*living in one of the above circumstances and who are migratory.
If you or someone you know is in one of the above circumstances, please contact the Homeless Liaison, Jeri Hamilton, at Brookfield Local School District.