Homeless Youth Eligible for Assistance

Under No Child Left Behind (NCLB), Title X:  homeless children and youth are minors who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.  It includes children and youth who:

• Are sharing the housing of other persons due to a loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;

• Are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations;

• Are living in emergency or transitional shelters;

• Are abandoned in hospitals; or

• Are awaiting foster care placement;

• Have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;

• Are living in cars, parks, public places, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and

• Migrant children and youth (as defined under NCLB Title IC-Migrant Education) who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in the circumstance described above.

Youth who qualify may be eligible for assistance.  If you feel you qualify or if you know of a family/student that may, please contact Nate Underwood, District Homeless Liaison at 503-429-1333.

Assistance may include:

• School supplies and school clothes

• Hygiene supplies

• Fees (SAT, ACT, college applications, credit recovery, etc.)

• Emergency assistance to attend school

• Transportation

• One time emergency expenses that will result in student being able to attend and participate in school (immunizations, glasses,), and/or other urgent matters

• Other