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

Word Document2018-19 District Homeless Liaisons (opens in new window)

PDF DocumentOAISD Homeless Informational Brochure (opens in new window)

External LinkNational Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) Parent Rights Poster in English and Spanish (opens in new window)

PDF DocumentWho is Homeless? (opens in new window)

External LinkLocal Community Resources (opens in new window)

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

PDF DocumentDispute Resolution (opens in new window)

PDF DocumentSchool Help for Homeless Children with Disabilities: Information for Parents (opens in new window)

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

Help for Homeless Students Photo