For Parents

Parent Information

The law says that a child or youth without a fixed, regular and adequate residence is homeless. It does not matter how long the child or youth has been without a home. It also does not matter if the child or youth is living with a parent or is separated from parents. Under the Act, students are homeless if they are:

  • Living with a friend, relative or someone else because they lost their home or can't afford a home
  • Staying in a hotel or motel
  • Living in an emergency or transitional shelter or a domestic violence shelter
  • Staying in substandard housing
  • Living in a car, park, public place, abandoned building or bus or train station
  • Living in a campground or an inadequate trailer home
  • Abandoned in a hospital; or living in a runaway or homeless youth shelter

External LinkFind Your 2017-18 District Homeless Liaison - Click HERE

External LinkFind Your 2017-18 District Foster Care Liaison - Click HERE

PDF DocumentClick HERE for our Informational Brochure (opens in a pdf)

External LinkNCHE Parent Rights Poster in English and Spanish (opens in a new window)

PDF DocumentWho is Homeless? (opens in a pdf)

External LinkLocal Community Resources (opens in a new window)

External LinkParent Resources from the National Center for Homeless Education (opens in a new window)

PDF DocumentDispute Resolution (opens in a pdf)

PDF DocumentSchool Help for Homeless Children with Disabilities:  Information for Parents (opens in a pdf)

If you need more information, click back to the "Homeless" page on the OAISD website where more resources are provided.

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