Title VII-B

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 2015 as Title VII, Part B of the Every Student Succeeds 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.

Nebraska Numbers
In the 2016-2017 Schoolyear Nebraska districts reported 3,627 children or youth who were experiencing homelessness.  Children and youth were reported from every part of the state with a total of 66 districts reporting anywhere from 1 to 1,023 children or youth experiencing homelessness sometime during the year.  This includes a count of 442 unaccompanied homeless children or youth.  An unaccompanied homeless youth or child is not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian.  62% of homeless children and youth in Nebraska are in “doubled-up” situations.  Doubled-up means sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason.

Administrator Days 2017 Power Point Presentations

NCHE (National Center for Homeless Education) Briefs

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act – Laws and Guidance

Sample Dispute Resolution Process

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

Form for Parent/Guardian/Unaccompanied Homeless Youth to Dispute the District Decision.

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

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

(Required Process, Sample Form)

Homeless Education – Miscellaneous

Homeless Resources

The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth

The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) is a national membership association dedicated to educational excellence for children and youth experiencing homelessness.

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.

SchoolHouse Connection
SchoolHouse Connection is a national organization promoting success for children and youth experiencing homelessness, from birth through higher education.

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

AuburnChadronGrand IslandLexingtonNorfolkOmaha
BellevueFairburyHastingsLincolnNorth PlatteScottsbluff

Printable PDF Homeless Shelter’s

AuburnProject Response
P.O. Box 213
Auburn, NE 68305
BellevueFamily Service Safe Haven
116 E. Mission Avenue
Bellevue, NE 68005
ChadronFamily Rescue Services
P.O. Box 877
Chadron, NE 69337
FairburyHope Crisis
P.O. Box 273
Fairbury, NE 68352
FremontCare 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
HastingsCatholic 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
KearneyRAFT, Inc.
P.O. Box 1741
Kearney, NE 68848
The S.A.F.E. Center, Inc.
3710 Central Avenue, Ste. 10
Kearney, NE 68847
LexingtonHaven House Community Services Center, Inc.
109 West 8th Street
Lexington, NE 68850
Parent-Child Center
P.O. Box 722
Lexington, NE 68850
LincolnCedars 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
McCookDomestic Abuse/Sexual Assault Services
P.O. Box 714
McCook, NE 69001
NorfolkBright 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
OgallalaSandhills Crisis Intervention Program
P.O. Box 22
Ogallala, NE 69153
OmahaCatholic 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
ScottsbluffDomestic Violence Emergency Services
P.O. Box 434
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Panhandle Youth Shelter
3350 North 10th Street
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
ValentineNorth Central Quad Counties
421 East 3rd Street
Valentine, NE 69201
WayneHaven House Family Services Center
P.O. Box 44
Wayne, NE 68787