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  • Subtitle VII-B of The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act authorizes the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program and is the primary piece of federal legislation related to the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness. It was reauthorized in December 2015 by Title IX, Part A, of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

    Click here to read or download and print the Lauderdale County Homeless Policy and Procedures.

    Click here for a video describing the benefits available to Alabama school children.

    Click here to access more information from the National McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.

    Click here to read or download a brochure outlining services provided by the McKinney-Vento Act.

    The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance grant from the State Department of Education to provide educational supports to students experiencing homelessness. If you live in a shelter or transitional housing program, or if you couch surf with friends or family because you do not have a permanent address; or if you live in a motel or campground because you cannot find or afford housing or live in a car, abandoned building or a place not normally designed for sleeping, we are here to help.