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McKinney-Vento Homeless Project

The McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, codified in USCA 42 Section 11302(a) defines a homeless individual as:

  • an indiviual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence; and
  • an individual who has a primary nighttime residence that is supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations (including welfare hotels, congregate shelters, and transitional housing for the mentally ill);
  • an institution that provides temporary residence  for individuals intended to be institutionalized; or
  • a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.

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revised 8/5/16