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McKinney-Vento Program for Students Without Housing

Serving and protecting students in temporary housing arrangements

Students experiencing housing disruptions, living in temporary housing, or experiencing homelessness have additional educational rights and protections under the McKinney-Vento Act.

Eligible students have the right:

  • To remain in their school of origin even when they move around
  • To expedited enrollment in eligible school even without complete documentation
  • To transportation support to maintain school stability
  • To free school meals programs
  • To full participation in school programs and services for which they are otherwise eligible

McKinney-Vento liaisons provide support to eligible students and families by:

  • Assisting with enrollment
  • Coordinating transportation support to and from school
  • Providing school supplies and other supplies as available
  • Providing referrals to school and community services to meet basic and other needs
  • Problem-solving barriers to school attendance and participation and advocating to remove barriers
  • Assist unaccompanied youth with the FAFSA

The following living situations may qualify a student:

  • Living in a hotel or motel
  • Staying in a shelter or transitional housing
  • Living in a car, RV, or camping outside
  • Staying at someone else’s home due to an economic or other such hardship
  • Staying in a house that lacks water, electricity, heat, or is over-crowded
  • Couch-surfing – with or without parents/guardians

Students who are not with a parent/guardian and in the above living situations are also eligible.

If you have or know a student who you think is eligible, please contact the McKinney-Vento program at 541-790-4932.

The Eugene School District 4j liaisons are:

Kristine Craft (craft_k@4j.lane.edu) – South and Churchill regions

Becca Larsen (larsen_b@4j.lane.edu) – Foster and Unaccompanied Youth Liaison

Jennifer Volem (volem_j@4j.lane.edu) – North and Sheldon regions

Coronavirus: Student and Family Supports – click here for more information from 4j about area resources, school meals, distance learning, and FAQs

Shelter Providers

Eugene Mission

First Place Family Center

Looking Glass Station 7


St. Vincent de Paul Youth House

Basic Needs

Catholic Community Services

Eugene Mission

Food for Lane County

Oregon Health Plan

SNAP Food benefits



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