Homeless Information and Resources

  • Children and youth who lose their homes do not also have to lose their connection to the school. They are covered by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Keeping homeless children and youth connected to school provides them with a source of stability and normalcy while supporting academic achievement and mental and emotional security.

    If your family lives in any of the following situations then your preschool-aged and school-aged children have certain rights or protections under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act:

    • In a shelter, motel, hotel, or campground 
    • On the street, in an abandoned building, trailer or car, or other inadequate accommodation
    • Doubled up with friends or relatives because you cannot find or afford housing
    • In the above conditions and is a migratory child or youth

    If you have any questions about McKinney-Vento eligibility, or supports for families experiencing homelessness, please contact:

    Angela Hill, MSW

    PCPS Homeless Education Liaison 

    (757) 868-3050



    Homeless Education Resources (Word document)

    Project HOPE - Virginia