The McKinney-Vento Act: The Basics
"If you lost your housing and now live in a shelter, motel, vehicle, camping ground, or temporary trailer; on the street; doubled-up with family or friends; or in another type of temporary or inadequate housing, your child might be able to receive help through a federal law called the McKinney-Vento Act.
Under the McKinney-Vento Act, children in homeless situations have the right to:
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