Housing Instability Support

Evergreen School district is committed to supporting students who meet criteria under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, which is a federal law protecting access to a public education when a student experiences unstable housing.  

According to the McKinney-Vento Assistance Act, a child is considered homeless if that child lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence, such as living:

  • In a shelter (family, domestic violence, or youth shelter or transitional living program)

  • In a motel, hotel or weekly rate housing

  • In shared housing with more than one family because of economic hardship or loss

  • In an abandoned building, in a car, at a campground, or on the street

  • In substandard housing (without electricity, water or heat)

  • With friends or family because you are a runaway or an unaccompanied youth

If you feel your family meets the criteria listed above, your child(ren) would be eligible for: 

  • Free/Reduced Meals Program,

  • School Supplies, 

  • *Transportation to and from school

  • Support Service Referrals, and

  • Removing Barriers to Education

To enroll in the program, please complete the Student Residency Questionnaire.

Please note that the information you share will be kept private and is protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Evergreen School District or a school social worker may contact you about the information you provide on the Housing Questionnaire. If you have questions about your housing status or your child’s eligibility under the McKinney-Vento Act, please contact the McKinney-Vento liaison for Evergreen School District, Kim Kianidehkian (kkianidehkian@eesd.org) or call 408-270-6832.

*Transportation to school is dependent on how far the student is residing from the school campus.

**Enrollment for this program must be completed each year.