A: I agree it is important to look at the housing situation prior to entry into the treatment program. Since the family is in the program due to substance abuse treatment and not loss of housing, the family may have a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. If that’s the case, then they are not in the transitional program due to lack of a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence and would not be eligible. However, they may have lost housing upon entering the program and will be homeless at the time of discharge. In that case, they would be eligible because they lost housing and are in temporary housing in the treatment program.
A parent and student are staying in a transitional housing program run by a local substance abuse provider. I believe in the past, to determine eligibility, our district has looked at their housing prior to entering transitional housing, since the transitional housing program is a continuation of substance abuse treatment. I am now wondering if we should be considering this a McKinney-Vento situation?
Nov 16, 2022 | Q and A