Answer: Since the parent is in the program for substance abuse treatment and not due to homelessness necessarily, you need to talk with the parent about what their housing situation was prior to entry into the program. If the family has (or had) a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, then they are not living in the housing program due to lack of alternative accommodations and would not qualify for McKinney-Vento services. If they lost housing upon entering the program and will not have housing on discharge, you should qualify them now.
I got a referral from a mother and child who are staying in a transitional housing program run by a local substance abuse treatment program. The housing program is not a homeless transitional housing situation; it’s just a continuation of the parent’s treatment. Is the student eligible under McKinney-Vento?
Jun 9, 2022 | Q and A