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McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Act provides assistance to states to help ensure educational rights and protections for children and young people experiencing homelessness. Consistent with the McKinney-Vento Act, children experiencing homelessness are to be provided services comparable to those received by other students in the school they attend including transportation and educational programs for which students would otherwise be ineligible.  

Families in Transition

This program provides assistance to families meeting criteria for the McKinney-Vento Act implemented to ensure all students the right to an education regardless of their living situation. 

The term “homeless children and youth” is defined as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.  This includes children and youth who are:

  • sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing or economic hardship
  • living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, campgrounds, or similar settings
  • living in emergency or transitional housing
  • living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, or substandard housing
CHISD Student Services staff work in collaboration with campus staff and other departments to facilitate student access to:
  • Nutrition Services
  • Enrollment (Immediately)
  • Transportation Assistance (School of Origin)
  • Student Case Management
  • School-Wide Programs
  • Transition Planning

McKinney-Vento Student Residency Questionnaire

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Student Residency Questionnaire

If you are experiencing homelessness and believe that you qualify for assistance under the McKinney Vento Act, please fill out the Student Residency Questionnaire. For assistance, Executive Director of Student Services, Dr. Norbert Whitaker:


Resources for Families

Alcohol Resources
Community Resources
Food Assistance
Grief Support
Housing and Shelter Resources
3939 N. Hampton Rd,
Dalla, TX 75212
3560 W. Camp Wisdom Rd,, STE 110
Dallas, Texas 75237
Texas Health And Human Services Commission