Welcome to the Placer County Homeless Network (PCHN)

Definition of Homeless

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

This definition also includes:

  • Children who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason

  • Children who may be living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, shelters, or 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

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

  • Migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are children who are living in similar circumstances listed above

Source: California Department of Education (www.cde.ca.gov)

Who we are:

We are a collection of three consortia participating in the McKinney-Vento federal grant program to service students in transitional housing. We meet monthly to collaborate. The consortia leads are Rocklin Unified School District, Roseville Joint Union High School District and Placer Union High School District. Placer County Office of Education is our over-arching support LEA, providing technical assistance and financial support. In total, fifteen districts are members of this "grande" consortium that is the PCHN, the Placer County Homeless Network. 

See all of our participating districts by visiting the PCHN Contacts link.

Welcome to our newest consortia members:
  • Auburn Union
  • Western Placer Unified
  • Ackerman (Bowman) School
  • Alta-Dutch Flat School
  • Colfax Elementary
  • Foresthill Divide Elementary
  • Loomis Union 
  • Placer Hills Union
  • Newcastle Elementary

About this website:

This is a resource for all of Placer County and beyond. You are welcome to link this page to your district website by pointing to the following URL: 
You can also access this page via the Placer Union website: 
      • www.puhsd.us => Superintendent, Board & District link => lower right-hand column "Foster & Homeless"
Questions, suggestions or concerns about this website, please contact Gregg Ramseth at 530.886.4447.

PCHN Districts have agreed to setting aside 1% of Title 1 for education of homeless students. Title 1 set-aside funds are to be used in concert with McKinney Vento. Academic needs often are met first with Title 1 set-aside funding. Both programs apply the "supplement, not supplant" rule. McKinney Vento funds are not carried over. 

Gregg Ramseth,
Oct 22, 2012, 4:25 PM