Family Support & Well-being

Module 3: Understanding the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act's Definition of "Homeless"

Find out why it's important for early childhood professionals to understand the definition of "homeless children and youth." It is included in Section 725(2) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Use the definition in your work with children to identify families experiencing homelessness. Also, use it with your partners to enhance outreach efforts. Apply your own knowledge using the practice scenarios.

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Last Updated: August 1, 2019