Homelessness

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What is College Homelessness?Housing

  • Individuals and families who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and includes a subset for an individual who is existing in an institution where he or she resided for 90 days or less and those who have resided in an emergency shelter or a place not meant for human habitation immediately before entering that institution;
  • Individuals and families who will imminently lose their primary nighttime residence and have proof of an eviction notice;
  • Unaccompanied individual and families defined as homeless based upon the McKinney-Vento Act. The McKinney-Vento Act defines homelessness as:
    • Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason (also referred to “doubled up” or “couch surfing”)
    • Living in substandard housing such as motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations
    • Living in emergency or transitional shelters
    • Abandoned in hospitals
    • 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;
    • Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; or
  • Individuals and families who are fleeing, or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or other dangerous or life-threatening conditions that relate to violence against the individual or a family member.

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