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 Christa Watson, the local liaison at 504-862-7140 or  to find out what services and supports may be available.