A: As long as there is stability in this housing, this would not be a McKinney-Vento situation. Legally, this is not “sharing the housing of others” because the home is, in fact, their housing. The students are just staying there more often than usual. However, if there is instability in the housing due to how the housed parent is receiving the students on the extra days, eligibility may be questionable. For example, are there threats to force the children out of the house on those extra days? If the unhoused parent chooses to take the students with her to a motel, shelter, or other homeless situation for the days she has custody, then the students must be identified under McKinney-Vento.
Two students alternate staying with parents who are separated and living apart. Mom lost her housing and moved into the housing of the other parent, with the children. Are the students eligible under the McKinney-Vento Act because they are doubled-up at the other parent’s house, even though they have been living there half-time?
Nov 16, 2022 | Q and A