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Under the McKinney Vento Act, this applies to those families with school children who are homeless. Once Family Promise found the family a home they can remain in for at least 30 days, it is not transitional. Transitional housing is someplace where they would stay for less than 30 days until a more permanent location is ready for them. Family Promise does not set an amount or monthly payment not because it is transitional, but because they do not know what this family will be able to afford and they charge them based on their income and what they find they could afford.
Once they are in the home and can remain there beyond 30 days, then it is no longer transitional under McKinney Vento.
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Unfortunately, the act only states that transient housing is where someone is not expected to remain. The 30 days comes from many different court actions where they talk about someone being in a residence 30 days or more making them a tenant and thus a resident.
If I rent an apartment, that does not mean I can stay there indefinitely either, but it also does not mean I am homeless still, as I have a residence where I can stay for a period of time.
Right, they get to remain in the school that they were in before the homelessness occurred as long as they are homeless. However, once the homelessness ends, they have to register in the school where they end up with a residence.
Thank you for your reply.The amended law says they can remain in the school district for the time they are homeless, but if they settle in another district and no longer are homeless, that new district can indeed take over.
Now you have a different issue as well, the different curriculum and school set up would create a hardship and not be best for the childrenIt is also going to be up to Family Promise to come in and testify that they will likely have to move soon as well, that would help the case.
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