Use the links to the right to discover the services available through HEAT and other items related to homeless children and families.
Under the federal McKinney-Vento Act Homeless Assistance Act originally authorized in 1987 and most recently in December 2015 by Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a family is considered in transition (or homeless) if they and/or their children:
- Lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence
- Share the housing of others due to financial hardship
- Live in motels, hotels, trailer parks, camping grounds, substandard housing due to lack of adequate alternative accommodations
- Living in emergency or transitional shelters
- Abandoned in hospitals
- Living in a public or private place not designed for humans to live
- Living in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, bus or train stations, etc.
- Migratory children living in above circumstances