Homeless Status Definitions


 Homeless Child or Youth: is defined as a child or youth from the age of 3 years through 21 years who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.

Shelter/Transitionally Housed: Children who are placed by the state or have individually or with a family accessed and are living in a public or private shelter or transitional housing project on a temporary basis.

Doubled Up: A child who lives with relatives or friends due to a loss of housing due to disasters, lack of employment, parents will not allow child to live at home, abandoned children, or other similar situations.

Unsheltered: Children living in cars, parks public spaces, abandoned buildings, sub-standard housing, bus or train stations, or similar situations of public and private places not ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.

Hotel/Motel: Children living in a hotel/motel as their primary residence.

Other: Abandoned children temporarily housed by hospitals, YWCA or YMCA organizations, etc.

Unknown: Child has been identified as homeless, but homeless status is unknown.

Not Applicable: Student was not homeless any time during the school year.