Homeless Information

Homelessness Awareness Information for Parents and Youth

The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children and youth as individuals lacking a fixed, regular, AND adequate nighttime residence.  

This definition includes students:

  • Sharing housing with friends, relatives, etc. due to loss of housing, natural disaster, hardship, etc.
  • Living in a motel, trailer park, or campground due to a lack of alternative accommodations
  • Living on the street or somewhere not designed for human occupation
  • In shelters or substandard housing
  • In an above situation and not in the custody of an adult guardian

Rights these students have:

  • Immediate enrollment, regardless of documentation, immunizations, etc.
  • Transportation to their school of origin (consistency in education)
  • Automatic eligibility for free/reduced lunch
  • Comparable education to all other students

What schools can do:

  • Help connect students with available resources
  • Contact your local school district liaison or M-V contact:

Find more information at: http://www.naehcy.org/sites/default/files/images/dl/naehcy_faq.pdf

The following links contain many resources and information available to students and families who are in transition or a homeless situation. 

Town of Milford – Welfare Referral Information
The link address is:  http://www.milford.nh.gov/departments/welfare/referral-information

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)
http://www.naehcy.org/

New Hampshire Department of Education (NHDOE)
http://www.education.nh.gov/

National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)
http://center.serve.org/nche/

National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH)
http://www.nationalhomeless.org/

National Law Center for Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP)
http://www.nlchp.org/

National Network for Youth (NN4Y)
http://www.nn4youth.org/

Milford School District Homeless Liaison:

Mike Tenters
Director of Curriculum & Instruction
673-2202
mtenters@milfordk12.org