District Homeless Liason
Dr. Peter Falk
The term homeless children and youth-
A). Means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence; and
(i) Children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement;
(ii) Children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings
(iii) Children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus/train stations, or similar settings, and
(iv) Migratory children who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in the circumstances described in clauses (i) through (iii).
Please contact the district’s homeless liaison should one of the above descriptions meet your current living conditions.
Education of Homeless Children Act (105 ILCS 45/)
Homeless Family Placement Act (310 ILCS 85/)
Resources for Families:
What You Need to Know to Help Your Child in School: A Guide for Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers
The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)
U.S. Department of Education, Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program www.ed.gov/programs/homeless/index.html
The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth(NAEHCY)