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The McKinney-Vento Homeless Act (Section 725) defines "homeless children and youth" (school age and younger) as:

  1. Children and youth who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, including children and youth who are:
  2. Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;
  3. Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, cars, public places, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, camping grounds or similar settings due to the lack of alternative accommodations;
  4. Living in emergency or transitional shelters; abandoned in hospitals; or awaiting foster placement.
  5. Migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are living in circumstances described above.
  6. Unaccompanied youth, including any youth not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian, such as runaways; throwaways, and school-age unwed mothers, living in homes for unwed mothers, who have no other housing available.

Number of Homeless Students in Each Local Education Agency (LEA)
As Defined by the Range in the Key

2010-2014 Monitoring

4-Year On-Site Monitoring Schedule

Comprehensive Report on Homelessness

State of Utah 2015

Cumulative Report


Report Form (Due June 7)

Point-in-Time Report




Report Form (Due January 28)


100 Most Frequently Asked Questions on the Education Rights of Children and Youth in Homeless Situations

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)

National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH)

National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP)

SERVE Center


Local Education Agency (LEA) Liaison List (2015)

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Jeff Ojeda
Program Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7945 | jeff[dot]ojeda[at]schools[dot]utah[dot]gov(E-mail)

Renee Medina
Office Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7704 | renee[dot]medina[at]schools[dot]utah[dot]gov(E-mail)