McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

Lowndes County Schools serves around 250 homeless students each year.  Jackie Crawford is the case manager providing direct services to students experiencing homelessness attending Lowndes County Schools. 

"Homeless Children and Youth" are children and youth who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, including children and youth who are:

  1. Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing or economic hardship;

  2. Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations;

  3. Living in emergency or transitional shelters;

  4. Abandoned in hospitals;

  5. Living in public or private places not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
  6. Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, transportation stations or similar settings;

  7. Migratory children living in conditions described in the previous examples; and

  8. Unaccompanied youth who are not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian.