Homeless Information

Texas Homeless Education Office (click here)

The Texas Homeless Education Office (THEO) describes homelessness as a lack of permanent housing resulting from extreme poverty, or, in the case of unaccompanied youth, the lack of a safe and stable living environment. McKinney-Vento Act (Section 725) goes on to further identify homeless children and youth as those who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. Key provisions in identifying homeless children and youth include, but are not limited to:

  1. Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of permanent housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason.
  2. Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, camping grounds, cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings.
  3. Living in emergency or transitional shelters.
  4. Abandoned in hospitals.
  5. Awaiting foster care placement.
  6. Migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are living in any of the above circumstances.

For questions or to request services contact:

Rocky Zepeda

Homeless Liaison, Del Valle ISD

(512) 386-3110

The McKinney Vento Act at a Glance (click here)

 

Resources and Partnerships

For information regarding obtaining assistance in the following categories please click on any of the links below:

Texas Homeless Network

Subtitle B, Education for Homeless Children and Youth; U.S. Department of Education

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth

McKinney-Vento Liaisons: Supporting Students, Schools & Communities

Children of Incarcerated Parents (COIP); National Center for Homeless Education