• Homelessness and Your Child's Education

    It is unacceptable for one child in the United States to be homeless for even one day. The reality, however, is that there are approximately 1,969 family members enrolled in San Diego shelters as a family unit. For every homeless family living in a shelter, experts estimate that there are two to three families who are on the verge of homelessness due to unstable living conditions and who need similar support services as homeless families in order to sustain permanent housing. Families who are living in the temporary accommodations of family or friends may be qualified under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to receive services for their student. There are federal laws in place to ensure that students can continue their education at their school should there be a loss of housing for the family.
    The District has a liaison for homeless children who ensures the dissemination of public notice of the educational rights of students in homeless situations.
       District contact: Bruce Crenshaw, Homeless Liaison
       Phone: (619) 668-5700 ext. 6365

    Es inaceptable que un niño en los Estados Unidos esté sin techo hasta por un día. La realidad, sin embargo, es que existen aproximadamente 1,969 familias que viven en albergues. Por cada familia sin techo en un albergue, los expertos estiman que hay de dos a tres familias que están al punto de estar sin techo debido a la inestable condición de vida y quienes necesitan servicios de apoyo como de familias sin techo con fin de sostener vivienda permanente. Las familias que están viviendo en lugares provisionales de parientes o amigos pueden calificar baja la ley McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance para recibir servicios para sus alumnos. Existen leyes federales para garantizar que los alumnos continúen su educación en sus escuelas aunque su  familia haya perdido su casa. Favor de llamar al Dep. de Enlace de familias sin techo (Homeless Liaison) del Distrito para más información al 668-5700.