Homeless Children and Youth - Definition

  • Homeless Children and Youth - The term “homeless children and youth” means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence; and includes—(1) children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement; (2) children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings; (3) children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and (4) migratory children who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described in (1) through (3). If you know of a child, or are a child in these circumstances, contact one of the school offices. You are entitled to assistance.