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McKinney-Vento Act




If your family lives in any of the following conditions:



  • In a shelter
  • In a motel, campground due to a lack of alternative adequate accommodation
  • A car, a park abandoned building, or bus or train station
  • Doubled up with other people due to loss of housing or economic hardship



Your school-age children may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act.  If you believe your children may be


eligible, contact the LFC Office of Social Work – Christa Watson, the local liaison at 504-862-7140 or  to find out what services and


support may be available.