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.

    Please use the link below for additional resources and information from the Pennsylvania Department of Education:

    Basic Education Circular by PDE for Homeless Students:  

    Chester County Community Resource Guide

    The Chester County Community Resource Guide provides a listing of resources available to county residents, including information and referral agencies, coordinated assessment for individuals and families experiencing homelessness, rental housing assistance programs, financial assistance, legal and credit counseling services, drug and alcohol, and mental health treatment resources, health and medical services, and more!


    Homeless Liaison: 

    Ms. Abby Linderman, Supervisor of Specialized Programs

    610-889-2100 Ext. 52128