Who Qualifies As Homeless In Our District?
Under McKinney/Vento legislation , homeless children and youth are individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence and includes:
- Children and youth sharing the housing of others persons due to loss of housing (doubled up), economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds; are living in emergency or transitional shelters, are abandoned in hospitals or are awaiting foster care placement
- Children and youth who have 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
- Children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations or similar settings; and
- Migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are living in circumstances described above.
The number of families experiencing homelessness continues to rise in Ramsey County. If you need help finding housing you can call the Coordinated Access To Housing and Shelter at 211