McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance

If you live in any of the following situations, you may qualify for certain rights or protections under the McKinney-Vento Assistance Act.

  • shelter or transitional housing
  • motel or hotel
  • sleeping in a vehicle, tent, RV, public space, campground,
  • accommodations that don’t have plumbing, heating or electricity
  • living with many people
  • staying with friends or family due to hardship, eviction, foreclosure,
  • migratory students meeting the descriptions above

Eligible students have the right to:

  • stay in the school they were attending when they lost housing, or enroll in their neighborhood school
  • enroll in school immediately, even if they don’t have their documentation or immunizations
  • access the same programs, services and appropriate supports as all students
  • receive free school meals

The McKinney-Vento Liaison works with students and families to ensure student’s educational needs are met.

The liaison helps students and families in the following ways:

  • help students register for and enroll in school
  • set up transportation for students to and from school
  • provide advocacy and outreach services
  • make referrals to local service providers
  • coordinate between service providers
  • help navigate systems
  • help students with basic needs, or refer to agencies that help

If you think you might be eligible, reach out to: Bill Crowson, Superintendent / Homeless Liaison: 541-847-6292,

Download the Residency Questionnaire