Homelessness

"The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, Title X, Part C defines homelessness as "individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. The definition includes children and youth who are:
  • Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason (sometimes referred to as doubled-up);
  • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to lack of alternative accommodations;
  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters;
  • Abandoned in hospitals;
  • Awaiting foster care placement;
  • Using a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
  • Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings.
  • Migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are living in circumstances described above.
(Source: Child Trends Volume 3, Issue 1-February 2012)




Covenant House of Michigan

Our goal at Covenant House Michigan is to provide a better life for the youth who come through our doors. We not only offer food and shelter, we offer a package for independence and overall success. Whether they are brought here by our Outreach Team or walk through our doors, every child is embraced with open arms.
Phone: (800) 999-9999
Address: 2959 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48208

Dial 2-1-1 for Assistance Resources

Phone: (800) 649-3777

Kids Count in Michigan - County Profiles

Michigan county data as well as data for other geographies, including regions (UP), and Congressional districts can be found at the KIDS COUNT DATA CENTER (datacenter.kidscount.org).

Macomb Homeless Coalition

The Macomb Homeless Coalition is an umbrella association of providers of shelter and supportive services in Macomb County. We function as a collaborative planning body dedicated to alleviating homelessness. As the Continuum of Care system for Macomb County, the goal of the Coalition is to help the County's homeless citizens move from the streets to homes of their own.
Phone: (800) 274-3583
Fax: (586) 285-0404
Address: 33222 Groesbeck Highway, Suite 201
Fraser, MI 48026

Map of the Michigan Regional McKinney Vento Homeless Contacts

MDE - Education of Homeless Children & Youth

Education of Homeless Children and Youth
To ensure that homeless children and youth in Michigan have access to a free and appropriate public school education. The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act(Subtitle VII-B) of 2002, part of No Child Left Behind, requires the Department to implement the following:
  • Review and revise, if necessary, all legislation, policies and procedures which impede the enrollment and educational success of homeless children and homeless youth
  • Collect and report data regarding the number and location of homeless children and homeless youth
  • Adopt a state plan to establish comparable procedures for local and intermediate school boards to enroll and educate homeless children and homeless youth
  • Make grants available to local educational agencies to facilitate enrollment, attendance and educational success of homeless children and homeless youth
  • Coordinate interagency programs and activities with federal, state and local agencies to enhance effective implementation of the McKinney Act

Michigan Campaign to End Homelessness

Phone: (517) 373-9078

Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness

The Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness (MCAH) is a nonprofit membership organization formed as an association of emergency shelters, transitional housing programs, nonprofit housing and service programs, government programs and concerned citizens from across the State.
Address: 15851 Old US-27, Building 30, Suite 315
Lansing, MI 48906
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