Title VII, Part B: McKinney-Vento Homeless Education


The McKinney-Vento Homeless Act (Section 725) defines "homeless children and youth" (school age and younger) as children and youth who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, including those who are:

  • sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason
  • 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
  • living in emergency or transitional shelters; abandoned in hospitals; or awaiting foster placement
  • migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are living in circumstances described above
  • 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

Introduction to McKinney-Vento

Number of Homeless Students in Each Local Education Agency (LEA)

Local Education Agency (LEA) Homeless Liaison

McKinney-Vento Homeless Contacts
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Utah Homeless District Directors
Accessible format of McKinney-Vento Homeless Contacts


Comprehensive Report on Homelessness: State of Utah 2015
Department of Workforce Services (DWS)

Point-in-Time Report





Jeff Ojeda
Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7945 | E-mail

Renee Medina
Office Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7704 | E-mail