Answer: There are arguments on both sides, but it appears the student is not eligible. Based on the whole situation, it seems like this is a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. They have a valid lease agreement in the mother’s name, the rent is being paid, the housing is adequate, and the student states she has what she needs. The mother is involved with the youth and providing some measure of supervision. It may be a precarious situation, and the family has economic need. But the housing is stable and adequate (at least for now).
A 17 year old student is living in an apartment with 2 other youth. The housing is adequate, and they have a lease signed by the student’s mother. The mother does not live there, but the property is owned by a family member. The mother and youth share the costs, although the mother is not financially stable. The student currently expresses that she doesn’t need anything. Is she McKinney-Vento eligible?
Mar 3, 2021 | Q and A