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McKinney Vento Act

Servicing Displaced, Homeless and Unaccompanied Youth


The Definition of Homelessness

  • sharing housing due to a loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;
  • living in hotels, motels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to a lack of alternative, adequate housing;
  • abandoned in hospitals;
  • awaiting foster care placement;
  • living in a public or private place not designated for, or normally 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 places.

If you are experiencing any of these things, call us. 973-321-0632.
We are here to help you!


web page  National Center for Homeless Education Toolkit

pdf document Local Shelter and Food Bank Information

NCHE Posters

Parent Poster: pdf document English    pdf document Spanish

Youth Poster: pdf document English     pdf document Spanish

McKinney Vento Liaison

Wanda Asmar, M.Ed., M.A.S.
Paterson Public School District
Department of Early Childhood & Special Programs
Division of Special Education
90 Delaware Avenue
Paterson, New Jersey 07503
Office: 973-321-0632


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