McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2001
On July 22, 1987, the Stewart B. McKinney
Homeless Assistance Act became public law. This was the first
comprehensive federal law dealing with the problems of homelessness in
America. Recently included in the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act, it is
now called the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements
Act of 2001.
The Education for Homeless Children and Youths
(EHCY) program, authorized under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance
Act (McKinney-Vento Act), is designed to address the needs of homeless
children and youths and ensure educational rights and protections for
these children and youths. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) amended
the McKinney-Vento Act, and changes made by the ESSA will take effect
on October 1, 2016.
The U.S. Department of Education has released the following:
Below are additional resources pertaining to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act: