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Youth & Families Experiencing Homelessness

The McKinney-Vento Assistance Act

The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless students as individuals who:

  • stay in a shelter
  • share housing with others due to the loss of housing or economic hardship
  • live in a car, park, campground, abandoned building, or other inadequate accomodation
  • temporarily live in a motel or hotel due to loss of housing
  • a student under the age of 18 living apart from parent(s) or guardian


If you believe you may be eligible, contact Birmingham's Homeless Liaison to findo out what services and supports may be available.

Veronica Perez

BCCHS Homeless Liaison


Veronica Perez

10th Grade Academic Counselor (G-N), Homeless Liaison