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Definition of "Homeless"

Chapter 33, Iowa Administrative Code:  "Homeless child or youth" is defined as a child or youth from the age of 3 years through 21 years who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and include the following:

1.  A child or youth who is sharing the housing of other persons due to lack of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; is living in a motel, hotel, trailer park, or camping groups due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; is living in an emergency or transitional shelter; is abandoned in a hospital; or is awaiting foster care placement.   

2.  A child or youth who has a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings; 

3.  A child or youth who is living in a car, park, public space, abandoned building, substandard housing, bus or train station, or similar setting; or 

4.  A migratory child or youth who qualifies as homeless because the child or youth is living in circumstances described in paragraphs "1" through "3" above.  "Preschool child" is defined as a child who is three, four, or five years of age before September 15.  "Unaccompanied youth" is defined as a youth not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian.  

Subtitle B of Title VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (Title X, Part C, of the No Child Left Behind Act) defines "homeless" as follows:

The term "homeless children and youths" --

(A) means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence (within the meaning of section 103(a)(1)); and

(B) includes --

(i) children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement;

(ii) children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings (within the meaning of section

103(a)(2)(C));

(iii) children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and

(iv) migratory children (as such term is defined in section 1309 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965) who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described in clauses (i) through (iii).

HOMELESS CHILDREN AND YOUTH ARE ENCOURAGED TO ENROLL AT MANSON NORTHWEST WEBSTER COMMUNITY SCHOOL 
Central Office:
1016 Main Street, Manson, IA 
Phone: 712-469-2202 

High School:
1601 15th Street, Manson, IA 
Phone: 712-469-2245 

Elementary School:
303 Pierce Street, Barnum, IA
Phone: 515-542-3211  
MNW Homeless Children and Youth Liason
Jeff Anliker

Jeff Anliker
7-12 Counselor
Work Phone:  712-469-2245
Home Phone:  712-469-3143