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).
View the full text of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (Title IX, Part A of ESSA).
View the McKinney-Vento Definition of Homelessness (legislative excerpt).
Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Federal Program Profile
The Most Frequently Asked Questions on the Education Rights of Children and Youth in Homeless Situations