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McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is the primary piece of federal legislation dealing with the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness.  The Act was originally authorized in 1987 and most recently was reauthorized in 2001 as Title X, Part C, of the No Child Left Behind Act.
The McKinney-Vento program is designed to address the problems that homeless children and youth have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school.  Under this program, State educational agencies (SEAs) and Local educational agencies (LEAs) must ensure that each homeless child and youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as other children and youth.  Homeless children and youth should have access to the educational and other services that they need to enable them to meet the same challenging State student academic achievement standards to which all students are held.  States and districts are required to review and undertake steps to revise laws, regulations, practices, or policies that may act as a barrier to the enrollment, attendance, or success in school.

Administrator Days Presentations

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act - Laws and Guidance

Sample Dispute Resolution Process

Sample McKinney-Vento Written Notification of Enrollment/Placement Decision Form

Sample McKinney-Vento Dispute Form

Sample McKinney-Vento Dispute Resolution Written Response and Right to Appeal Notification

Homeless Education – Miscellaneous

  • Homeless Education Liaison by District in Nebraska 2012
  • Grant Awards for 2013-2014
  • Homeless Resources

    The National Center for Homeless Education
    The NCHE provides research, resources, and information enabling communities to address the educational needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness.

    The National Center on Family Homelessness
    The National Center on Family Homelessness is at the forefront of research and evaluation, program design, service delivery, systems integration, and advocacy to help homeless children and their families.

    The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
    The mission of the Law Center is to prevent and end homelessness by serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to end homelessness.

    Homeless Shelter Information-Nebraska

    Homeless shelters across Nebraska are listed alphabetically as reported by its respective school district.

    To navigate, click on a link below or simply scroll down until you find the location you are looking for. For a printer-friendly version of the list, click on the 'Print Version' icon

    Auburn Chadron Grand Island Lexington Norfolk Omaha
    Bellevue Fairbury Hastings Lincoln North Platte Scottsbluff
      Fremont Kearney McCook Ogallala Valentine

    Printable PDF Homeless Shelter's


    Project Response
    P.O. Box 213
    Auburn, NE 68305


    Family Service Safe Haven
    116 E. Mission Avenue
    Bellevue, NE 68005


    Family Rescue Services
    P.O. Box 877
    Chadron, NE 69337


    Hope Crisis
    P.O. Box 273
    Fairbury, NE 68352


    Care Corps, Inc.
    723 North Broad Street
    Fremont, NE 68025

    Grand Island

    Hope Harbor
    610 West Division
    Grand Island, NE 68801


    Crisis Center, Inc.
    P.O. Box 1008
    Grand Island, NE 68802


    Catholic Social Services
    515 West 3rd Street
    Hastings, NE 68901


    Crossroads Center
    421 North Lincoln Avenue
    Hastings, NE 68901


    Emergency Protective Service Shelter
    621 North Lincoln
    Hastings, NE 68901


    Spouse Abuse/Sexual Assault Crisis Center
    2608 West 2nd Street
    P.O. Box 8
    Hastings, NE 68901


    RAFT, Inc.
    P.O. Box 1741
    Kearney, NE 68848


    The S.A.F.E. Center, Inc.
    3710 Central Avenue, Ste. 10
    Kearney, NE 68847


    Haven House Community Services Center, Inc.
    109 West 8th Street
    Lexington, NE 68850


    Parent-Child Center
    P.O. Box 722
    Lexington, NE 68850


    Cedars Freeway Station
    1911 South 20th Street
    Lincoln, NE 68502


    Cedars Youth Services
    640 South 48th Street
    Lincoln, NE 68503


    Friendship Home
    P.O. Box 30268
    Lincoln, NE 68503


    People's City Mission
    110 Q Street
    Lincoln, NE 68501


    Domestic Abuse/Sexual Assault Services
    P.O. Box 714
    McCook, NE 69001


    Bright Horizons
    P.O. Box 1711
    Norfolk, NE 68702


    Temporary Housing Action Team
    1628 West Berry Hill Drive
    Norfolk, NE 68701


    Wesley Center Crisis Nursery
    409-1/2 Phillip Avenue
    Norfolk, NE 68701

    North Platte

    Lincoln County Community Services
    Lincoln Connection
    P.O. Box 1881
    North Platte, NE 69101


    Rape/Domestic Abuse Program
    P.O. Box 393
    North Platte, NE 69101


    Sandhills Crisis Intervention Program
    P.O. Box 22
    Ogallala, NE 69153


    Catholic Social Services
    P.O. Box 4346
    Omaha, NE 68104


    Child Saving Institute
    Children's Crisis Center
    115 South 46th Street
    Omaha, NE 68132


    Open Door Mission Ministries
    Lydia House
    3030 North 21st Street East
    Omaha, NE 68110


    Open Door Mission Ministries
    Family Ministries
    2706 North 21st Street East
    Omaha, NE 68110


    St. Vincent de Paul Family Shelter
    613 North 17th Street
    Omaha, NE 68102


    The Salvation Army/CARES
    3612 Cuming Street
    Omaha, NE 68102


    Salvation Army Homeless Housing Program
    3612 Cuming Street
    Omaha, NE 68102


    Domestic Violence Emergency Services
    P.O. Box 434
    Scottsbluff, NE 69361


    Panhandle Youth Shelter
    3350 North 10th Street
    Scottsbluff, NE 69361


    North Central Quad Counties
    421 East 3rd Street
    Valentine, NE 69201


    Haven House Family Services Center
    P.O. Box 44
    Wayne, NE 68787