• As provided in the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, homeless students are defined as lacking a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence, including:

        1. Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing or economic hardship;

       2. Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations;

       3. Living in emergency or transitional shelters;

       4. Are abandoned in hospitals;

       5. Awaiting foster care placement;

       6. Living in public or private places not designed for or ordinarily used as regularly sleeping accommodation for human beings;

       7. Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings,

           substandard housing, transportation stations or similar settings; 

       8.  migratory children living in conditions described in the

           previous examples.


    Please Contact Lisa Smith, Homeless Education Coordinator at (912) 427-1000 ext. 34 for assistance.