Homeless Children and Youths Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 42 USCS § 11434a (2) [Title 42. The Public Health and Welfare; Chapter 119. Homeless Assistance; Education, Training, and Community Services Programs; Education for Homeless Children and Youths], the term homeless children and youths--

“(A) means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence (within the meaning of section 103(a)(1)) [42 USCS § 11302(a)(1)]; and

(B) includes--

(i) children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement;

(ii) children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings (within the meaning of section 103(a)(2)(C)) [42 USCS § 11302(a)(2)(C)];

(iii) children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and

(iv) migratory children (as such term is defined in section 1309 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 [20 USCS § 6399]) who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle [42 USCS §§ 11431 et seq.] because the children are living in circumstances described in clauses (i) through (iii).”