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New Hampshire's Homeless Education Program Definition of Homeless Children and Youth

The term "homeless children and youth" means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and includes:

• Children and youth who are sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, or camping grounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals, or awaiting foster care placement.

• Children and youth who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designated for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.

• Children and youth living in cars, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus, or train stations or similar settings.

From the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 2001, Title X-C, Subtitle B, Section 725. Local Homeless Liaison


If you have questions about the Homeless Education Program in Hampstead or need assistance for your family, please contact:

Jennifer Marino

Hampstead School District Homeless Liaison

329-6326 ext. 104


Web-based information and resources:

Hope Starts Here Resources


NH Help Line

www.nhhelpline.org or 1-800-852-3388

National Center for Homeless Education at Serve