2020 Know-Your-Rights Toolkit
Homelessness is traumatic, especially for children, who lose their neighborhood, friendships, routines, and even school. And during COVID-19, homelessness can have even more dire consequences for families. But the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act protects youth’s right to stay in their school. The Law Center has updated our toolkits for families experiencing homelessness— including those doubled up with others after losing their own housing—that address the education rights of their children, which are protected under federal law.
View the 2020 Know Your Rights Toolkit, updated with information on COVID-19, here.
Spanish version coming in October, 2020.
Click on a state or its name in the list below for the state’s step-by-step procedures for dispute resolution and appeal for school enrollment of children and unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness.