➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: Who Counts as a “Homeless” Child? It Matters
Rooflines – March 17, 2017
The McKinney-Vento act is the only federal legislation designed to improve the lives of homeless people. One of the major things it does is declare that homeless children can stay enrolled in the same schools, even without proof of residency, providing some consistency for kids who desperately need it. Until recently, this included children in foster care.