The Rights of Homeless Youth

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The McKinney-Vento Act


In order to benefit from the protection of this act you must not have a regular or fixed nightime residence. However, this act also applies to those sharing houses due to a hardship (economic or otherwise) or living in a hotel, car, public space, etc. The rights provided through this act include: staying at school of origin, going to school without your records, transportion to and from school, and access to the school's programs.