Online Resources for the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act

Implementation Guidance Documents

The 100 Most Frequently Asked Questions on the Educational Rights of Children and Youth in Homeless Situations
This comprehensive implementation resource, annotated with citations from the McKinney-Vento Act, is a joint project of NAECHY and NLCHP.  It is available for download at  Click on “Educational Resources” for pull-down menu and click on “FAQs.”

NCLB Non-Regulatory Guidance – Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program
This user-friendly guidance in Q & A format is published by the U.S. Department of Education.  Download at  Search with key words “McKinney-Vento.”  Then click on “Legislation, Regulations and Guidance – Education for Homeless Children and Youths…” from the list. Be sure to select the one dated July 21, 2004.

Organizations / Agencies

California Department of Education (CDE)
The CDE page provides regulatory information with links to both state and federal sources.  Go to and search with “McKinney-Vento.”   

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)
NAECHY is a national grassroots membership association that connects educators, parents, advocates, researchers and service providers, to ensure success for children and youth in homeless situations.

National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE (NCHE)
NCHE is an educational organization that promotes continuous improvement of educational opportunities for all learners.

National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP)
NLCHP is a legal resource center provides legal assistance.

United States Department of Education
Complete text of NCLB legislation related to homeless education may be found and downloaded at .  Search with “homeless education.”

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