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    WHEN IS A YOUTH CONSIDERED HOMELESS?

    Per the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 USC 11302), youth are considered homeless if they "lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence," including:

    •      Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship,                 or similar reasons;
    •      Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or campgrounds due to lack of alternative                   accommodations;
    •      Living in emergency or transitional shelters; and
    •      Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing,                   bus or train stations, or similar places. 

    Youth may also experience episodic-homelessness, which may manifest in more unconventional ways like couch-surfing. 

     

    For additional information and resources, visit the link below:

    Texas Education for Homeless Children and Youth Support Center

     

     

     

    For any questions about our services, please contact Tami Charest at (830)357-2040.