Identification Process

Homeless children and youth are those who:

Lack a fixed, regular and/or adequate residence; or

Have a primary nighttime residence that is:

Shared housing with other persons due to the loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason: are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or campgrounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or awaiting foster care placement.

A public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as regular sleeping accommodations for human beings (within the meaning of Section 103(a)(2)(c);

In automobiles, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations or similar settings; and

Related to migratory children (as such term is defined in Section 1309 of the ESEA of 1965) who qualify as homeless for the purpose of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described in clauses (a) through (c).

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