Answer: This answer depends on the kind of program that is assisting the family.  If they are getting rental assistance and nothing else, the lease is in their name, they’ll stay in the same home (hopefully) when the rental assistance ends, and there are not significant program requirements (like attending case management or getting drug tested, etc.), then the housing is basically like having a Section 8 voucher.  Those situations are not McKinney-Vento eligible, as long as the housing is adequate.  On the other hand, if the program has additional services and requirements–so it’s more like a scattered-site transitional living program than like Section 8–then that would be McKinney-Vento eligible just like transitional housing. 42 USC 11434a(2)(B)(i).

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