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Families in Transition

Do you move frequently because you don’t have a permanent home?  Have you lost your house due to family crisis, unemployment, eviction or financial issues?  The McKinney-Vento Act is a federal law passed to help people experiencing homelessness.  This law protects the rights of homeless children and youth to attend school. 

Are you living in any of the following situations?
 
  • Temporarily sharing housing with another family due to loss of housing, unemployment or similar reason
  • In a motel or hotel due to a lack of adequate accommodations
  • In a car, park, campground, public space, abandoned building or substandard housing
  • In an emergency or transitional shelter

Is the student experiencing the following situation?
 
  • An Unaccompanied Youth not in the physical custody of a parent/guardian

If you believe that you may be eligible under the McKinney-Vento Act, please complete the McKinney-Vento Questionnaire.  The questionnaire can be obtained at any school office or via the attachment below.  Homeless eligibility is determined solely by the District Homeless Liaison on a case-by-case basis.  The Dysart Unified School District will ensure that every homeless student shall have equal access to the same free and appropriate opportunities as students who are not homeless.

McKinney-Vento Questionnaire  
English [PDF]
Spanish [PDF]

Resources  
 
Homeless and at-risk families seeking shelter may contact the Family Housing Hub at 602.595.8700 or via the website at fhhub.org.
 
DUSD Homeless Liaison:
Christie Martinez
Academic Program Manager
Federal Projects Department
623-876-7072