The local liaison role can be filled by a variety of personnel.  This person can be an administrator, a professional development coordinator, a school social worker, or an outreach specialist.  The Local Education Agency (LEA) will need to shape the position based on its current needs in serving homeless children and youth.  Moreover, the LEA must provide the liaison with sufficient time and capacity to carry out the required duties to ensure that the LEA is in compliance with the law.

Homeless Liaison Checklist

Although everyone plays a part to help eliminate barriers to school for students experiencing homelessness, local homeless liaisons determine the eligibility status of the child and/or youth. Please note every situation is on a case-by-case basis. What is the process of a child and/or youth becoming McKinney-Vento eligible?  

Monthly Homeless Count

  • Please submit by the 5th of every month.

  • Form

Student End of the School Year or Closing Assessment

  • Will the child and/or youth need services for the following school year?

  • Form