McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act

If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please contact Lyn Snow - Director of Student Services 

Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program

This program works to ensure the enrollment, attendance and the opportunity to succeed in school for homeless children and youth. This program collaborates with other state agencies and community providers to support homeless families and their students.

Note: Massachusetts has seen an influx of children impacted by major hurricanes in school year 2017-2018. Please remember that children who have lost their housing are protected under McKinney-Vento and have the right to immediate enrollment in school even if they do not have the documentation usually required to enroll. These Frequently Asked Questions (links below)  address the needs of families who have lost their housing in the recent hurricanes.

Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education - McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act

Important: Please see the DESE  Educational Stability for Students in Foster Care page for information about implementing and ensuring educational access and stability for children in foster care as required by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Homeless Education Liaison Contact List

For technical assistance, complaints or other questions please contact the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Problem Resolution Services staff at 781-338-3700 or

Homeless Education State Coordinator - Sarah Slautterback


McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act (Title Vii Part B of McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance and Title IX Part A of ESSA.)

National Center for Homeless Education

Caregiver Authorization Affadavit